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July 4, 2017: Reducing Food Waste in Ontario’s Produce Industry – EarthFresh Foods: A Case Study

As part of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association’s ( food waste reduction initiative, Value Chain Management International worked with EarthFresh Foods and growers to identify ways to reduce waste by increasing the quality and value of table potatoes, from field to consumer. Click HERE for release.

VCMI’s latest food waste paper – released on October 4, 2016

Food Waste – Aligning Government and Industry Within Value Chain Solutions – this report highlights the issue of FLW in Canada and, drawing on global comparisons, puts forward proposals to more effectively tackle food and associated wastes. It proposes how interactions within government and between government and industry be improved to enable the creation of an objective pragmatic roadmap for reducing FLW in Canada.


Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference – “A Future Without Waste” on Oct 29, 2015

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Dr. Martin Gooch joins panel discussion on “Inglorious Food: Food Waste and the Supply Chain”

SPARK Talk: Tristram Stuart, Founder of Feedback, National Geographic Emerging Explorer

The United Nations says about a third of all food grown or produced for humans goes to waste and, here in Canada, recent studies suggest that wasted food costs our economy about $31 billion per year. This session kicks off with remarks by a global campaigner, followed by a panel familiar with the real challenges, opportunities and successes in the fast emerging field of food-waste reduction. What can they tell us about the state of waste in the supply chain? How is the value of food waste being re-defined? What are businesses and governments doing to address food waste, on their own and together?


Moderator: Shelley Carroll, Councillor, City of Toronto, Ward 33 Don Valley East


VCMI co-authors value chain manual with CARDI (Caribbean Agriculture and Research Development Institute) for the Caribbean Region

September 30, 3015 – How to increase food security, raise household incomes and achieve economic growth in the face of climate change are all factors facing the Caribbean region.

The purpose of the manual is to assist governments and industry to achieve these outcomes through enabling the development of sustainable agri-food value chains.

The manual can be accessed here: Caribbean VCA Manual – September 2015