Around 88 million tonnes of food are lost in Europe every year. This corresponds to around 20 percent of the food produced. A new research project aims to remedy the situation. The EU is providing €5.5 million in funding as part of the Horizon 2020 program.
In the "Lowinfood" project, 27 partners from twelve European countries under the leadership of the Italian University of Tuscia are working on a common goal until February 2025: to significantly reduce food waste along the entire value chain with the help of innovative solutions. The innovations will be tested in their environment , further developed in line with practical requirements and their potential evaluated. Research institutions cooperate with start-ups that develop prototypes, other companies and associations from the food industry, and public institutions.
"This European project illustrates the wide range of solutions available to combat food waste," says Strotmann. Lowinfood also takes up fields of action from the National Strategy for Reducing Food Waste. "We are drawing on the potential of digital solutions, optimizing processes in the economy and aiming to reduce the To change consumer behaviour towards more appreciation of food."