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Paul van der Werf participated in a press conference on Parliament Hill to support the “Fight Against Food Waste Act”

Friday, September 16, 2016

Heal PhD candidate, Paul van der Werf, recently travelled to Ottawa to participate in a press conference at the National Press Gallery on Parliament Hill. He was there to support NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau’s private member bill the “Fight Against Food Waste Act”. (see 6:30 of video http://bit.ly/2ckYC69 for his remarks). The Act seeks to among other things establish a National Food Waste strategy to: raise public awareness of food waste through a national campaign; put in place the tools needed to allow consumers to reduce food waste; facilitate the donation, by the private sector, of blemished but edible food products to community organizations and food banks; study various ways of reducing the environmental impact of the production of unused food resources; and establish food waste reduction targets. See http://foodisfood.ca/?p=2537 and his blog foodisfood.ca and tweets @allfoodisfood highlight for his ideas on how to quantify and reduce the wasting of food.