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Nine To Noon: Food Wastage

20/08/2019

An interesting audio from RNZ, food waste is a massive issue – not just in NZ, but globally. A question that requires answering is why we waste so much food?

Food wastage in New Zealand is difficult to quantify or break down into fresh produce wastage, but a study by love food hate waste suggests only 5% of households have no avoidable food waste. Dr Jenny Ekman is a postharvest physiologist at Applied Horticultural Research in Sydney. She has done research for industry on how to maximise freshness in the produce supply line – but the principles apply for food storage at home too. Dr Ekman has useful tips on how to correctly store fresh fruit and vegetables.

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