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Dr Steven Lapidge – Fighting food waste for a sustainable food future- how is Australia performing?
Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre
WHEN: Thursday 1st October 2020, 11am
Australia produces enough food to feed 75M people, three times our population, and yet 5 M people a year across Australia are still food insecure. This occurs at a time when the FAO is reporting that 35% of the food grown in Australia is lost or wasted, which according to the National Food Waste Baseline amounts to 298 kg per person per year right along the supply chain. This makes Australian’s amongst the worst food wasters in the world. This presentation will outline the ten global interventions required to achieve a more sustainable and equitable food future and how Australia is performing against them.
About the speaker
Dr Steven Lapidge is the CEO of the Fight Food Waste CRC. He has spent much of his 20-year career working for or with agricultural and environmental CRC’s, with a strong focus on new product development, commercialisation, extension and adoption. Steven led the development of the Fight Food Waste CRC bid when working for SARDI. In recent years he has represented Australia at G20, OECD, Vatican and other international and national food waste forums. He is a member of the G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) Food Loss/Waste Working Group, the FAO Conduct for Food Loss and Waste Reduction Working Group, and the National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee.
Steve’s qualifications include a PhD and an MBA. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fulbright Professional Business/Industry Fellow.