Feeding a growing world poses complex challenges for which new technologies can help provide solutions.   We share information on improved food production that is balanced with issues related to international trade, certification, animal welfare and health.  We also share information on areas such as deforestation.

Free energy efficiency resources for food manufacturers

The empower program was developed to assist small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), with less than 200 employees, to improve energy efficiency. The program was developed with assistance from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)  and the Australian Government Department of Industry and Science.

Whilst this program was designed with the Australian market in mind, the resources are freely available, and can be applied to other smaller food and grocery manufacturing businesses around the world to save energy. 

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Packaging solutions to minimise food waste in Africa

The amount of food we waste is a growing issue worldwide, especially with population growth and the shrinking availability of water and arable land. One way to combat food waste is the use of effective packaging. What type of packaging that is needed varies where the food is wasted along the supply chain, and this depends on what market the food is grown in. The Save Food Initiative produced two reports, Global Food Losses and Food Waste, and Appropriate packaging solutions for developing countries. 

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7 great commercials about the environment

After six years working on VideoSift, I've seen many excellent public service announcements (PSAs) for environmental causes.  You might not think that a simple commercial spot has much to do with Cleanleaps, and yes,  they sometimes can be self-serving, bordering on greenwashing ...

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