Tackling Food Waste: Acting for People and for the Planet

Food@Sydney Seminar Series #1. Presented by Sydney Environment Institute and Charles Perkins Centre

7 August, 2014

Too much of the world’s food goes to waste. This is a problem both for the planet, and for the task of feeding the world’s people. Wasted food represents a burden on our scarce environmental resources that we can scarcely afford, and loss of product that could (indeed, should) be made available for those in need.
In this Sydney Ideas seminar, we investigate this problem, and ask what can be done. The three panellists have different and distinctive perspectives on why we should treat this issue with the seriousness it deserves.


  • Associate Professor Bill Pritchard (Chair), Human Geographer, School of Geosciences
  • Dr Brian Jones, Senior Lecturer in horticulture and plant science,Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.
  • Alexandra Iljadica, Founding director of Youth Food Movement, an organisation with the goal of bringing together young people around food, and thereby building understanding about the values of the foods we eat.
  • Ronni Kahn, CEO and founder, OzHarvest, a non-profit organisation which in the year to June 2013, rescued 1,691 tonnes of food, redistributing this to 5.07 million meals to people in need across Australia.

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