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“DENMARK IS READY TO COOPERATE WITH TURKEY ON FOOD WASTE”


Denmark’s Ambassador to Ankara Danny Annan, in a webinar, said that they are ready to cooperate with Turkey regarding their experience on food sustainability.

A call has been made to Turkey to cooperate in the fight against food waste while wastage discussions flaring up along with the pandemic process.

Denmark’s Ambassador Danny Annan stated by sharing their experiences on food sustainability, they could improve the cooperation between the two countries.

Environmental impact of food waste…

While 800 million people are starving across the world and 1.6 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year, 1.2 trillion dollars are also wasted annually. The data reveal that producing 1.6 tons of wasted food accounts for 8 percent of global CO2 emissions.

In the webinar, the sustainable and more efficient use of resources was discussed within the scope of the food waste debates that reignited with the COVID-19 process.

In the webinar, where Denmark, one of the leading countries in sustainable food production and import, reduced its carbon footprint while becoming a brand in the food sector, the policies and methods implemented by the country to prevent waste within the scope of the UN Sustainable Development Goals were discussed in all aspects too.

Food waste to decrease by 25 percent in five years…

Pointing out that the pandemic has shown once again how fragile global food systems are, Denmark’s Ambassador to Ankara Annan noted:

“The key to Denmark’s success is its ability to bring together different stakeholders, the public, academia, researchers, government and industry. The campaign, which started as a grassroots movement to reduce food waste about 10 years ago, soon gained support from the government and industry.”

“A target of 25 percent reduction in food waste has been set within five years and Denmark has evolved into a global role model. I hope, by taking advantage of Denmark’s food sustainability experience, to advance our business alliance with Turkey in this area,” Annan concluded…

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