As I’ve said, my passion is reducing food waste thru packaging, so I’m thrilled to bring you a newsletter highlighting sustainability as a topic. As a consultant, most of my work involves connecting the dots between product and packaging to increase life and reduce waste. Last month I gave a presentation for Convergenceon increasing consumption of pulses through value-added packaging.
To anyone interested in sustainability, linking sustainable pulses to sustainable packaging has promise. View my presentation here. If your company is looking for sustainable solutions, please reach out to talk about this vital topic in more detail.
- Industry Update - Reducing Food Waste by Changing the Way Consumers Interact with Food
Earlier this year I was a part of a think-tank addressing FoodWaste thru the Rockefeller group. I’m thrilled to say the results this and other Rockefeller connected efforts produced a guide that describes promising opportunities to reduce food waste in three areas—packaging, food retail, and home kitchens—and discusses a number of solutions that could be piloted, validated, and scaled to significantly reduce food waste in America. Check out the report here >
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IFT Symposia: Nano-Enabled Packaging to Increase Food Safety and Decrease Food Waste
Monday June 26, 2017
Nanotechnology focused in reducing microbial growth has made massive strides. While the field of antimicrobial packaging research is flooded with the assessment of food grade ingredients, many with known off-flavor/odors, that offer little efficacy, sophisticated research and development in nanotechnology is moving forward pragmatically to decrease microbial growth. Nanotechnology applied as an antimicrobial has the potential to reduce food waste from farm to retailer as well as from retailer to consumer and thus addresses reducing food waste in the entire value chain. Speakers will cover the science of developing nanotechnology with antimicrobial properties within packaging materials,nano-enabled microbial detection, and release mechanisms of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) to be effective as antimicrobials, and their industrial applications.
- Recent Food Packaging Presentations -
The Convergent Innovation Webinar Series-Packaging.
There is growing demand for non-meat based meals but, it is complex road to navigate. Find out how the packaging value chain and technologies can align with current and emerging processing technologies to enable value-added pulses in this Convergence webinar. View presentation>
Good Foods packaging separates low-moisture chips from high-moisture guacamole.
- Foodservice Craves Packaging Innovation -
Grocerants, grocery aisles, C-stores, QSRs - food service packaging is expanding into many categories! Learn how some companies are creating packaging that addresses the new needs of foodservice operators, consumers and the environment.