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Wed, 26 Jun



Reducing Food Waste: A Worldwide Challenge to Promote Healthier Eating

Learn about the staggering impact of food waste globally and in Europe, its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, and practical solutions to combat it.

Reducing Food Waste: A Worldwide Challenge to Promote Healthier Eating
Reducing Food Waste: A Worldwide Challenge to Promote Healthier Eating

Time & Location

26 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:30

Brussels, Rue Archimède 69, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

About the event

Imagine entering a supermarket, purchasing three bags full of groceries, only to discard one of them right away. 

Shockingly, this scenario mirrors the reality of our food system today. 

Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste. 

This wastefulness not only squanders the resources utilized in growing and transporting the food—like land, water, and fuel—but also fails to fulfill its purpose of nourishing people. 

Moreover, when discarded food ends up in landfills, it exacerbates greenhouse gas emissions. 

Regrettably, food waste persists as a significant challenge both in Europe and globally.

Approximately one-third of the food produced worldwide for human  consumption is lost or wasted. 

This food waste contributes to  approximately 8% - 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions

To put it  into perspective, if food waste were categorized as a country, it would  rank as the third largest emitter globally, surpassed only by China and  the US.

Around 88 million tonnes of food waste are generated annually in the EU. 

This is equal to: 

  • 174 kg per person or
  • 143 billion euros or
  • 170 000 000 tonnes of CO2

What can you do to prevent food waste? What impact can you have at home? And at your favourite supermarket?

How can fighting foodwaste can favor the access to a bio and local diet for everyone.

Dr Audrey-Flore Ngomsik, CEO of Trianon Scientific Communication, will be moderating this event. 

The session will be interactive and will sharpen your competitive edge.

She has invited Virgile Descroix, founder of "Foodarity", to illustrate your learnings.

Foodarity aims to make organic and local food accessible to everyone,  including low-income and vulnerable populations. We have devised a  system of solidarity vouchers based on strengthening collective  solidarity. Essentially, at the checkout, customers have the option to  round up the amount of their purchases. The micro-donations collected  are then converted and redistributed in the form of solidarity vouchers,  to be exclusively spent on quality food. Our uniqueness lies in our  focus solely on organic and local food. Everyone should have the right  to eat well!

50% of your donations, will be transfer to Foodarity.


  • Admission with donation

    50% will be donated to Food Parity

  • Admission without donation




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