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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Fruit and vegetable supply chains and processing result in a range of substantial co-products and waste streams, the disposal of which is becoming more costly. Many of these co-products and wastes are rich in phytochemicals, flavours, aromas and fibres which have the potential to be exploited for the production of new food and feed ingredients, and related products. Barriers to exploitation include lack of clarity concerning the quantities and availability of such wastes, valorisation technologies, and downstream market opportunities. Finance and legislation are areas which also raise concerns.

The aim of this meeting is to bring together industrialists with fruit and vegetable waste stream challenges, and academics across a range of disciplines. The objective is to hear from organisations and researchers who have experience in addressing such problems, and to provide an opportunity for solutions to be postulated and proposals for obtaining funding.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017 - 08:30 to Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 - 18:00
Event location: 
Metropole Hotel, Birmingham NEC, Pendingo Way, B40 1PP