From Food Waste Management to a Holistic Global House

From Food Waste Management to a Holistic Global House

Bernd Hallier (European Retail Academy, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5880-6.ch022
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This chapter is intended as “food for thought” for a holistic perspective on Food Waste Management, linking inductive research of an EU-project with the scope of an interdisciplinary vision combining aspects of macro-economics, ecology and ethics. The academic contribution is to demonstrate the broad variety of choices for decision-makers in different geographical and ethnic regions in a joint international effort to optimize the availability of harvested food through all the global/national food chains to the consumers; this includes those consumers who are for various reasons not able to pay the market-price at all. The original terminus “distribution” taken from the business administration literature is enlarged in this chapter by categories such as “food-recovery” and Food banks/charities.
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Data-Frame And Estimates

Within the scope of this chapter, some selected macro- and micro-data will demonstrate the relevance of the topic for the economies, ecology and ethics.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Total Supply Chain II: Enlarged Total Supply Chain I by Food Banks and charities receiving not sold products.

Food Waste Manager: Person being trained especially for waste reduction and food recovery.

Food Bank: Non-Government Organisation collecting food for underpriviledged individuals or Charities.

New Equilibrium: Finding an optimum between economics, ecology and ethics.

Food Waste: Food not sold due to oversupply and landing in the waste box.

Food Losses: Food intended for human beings lost by either bad weather conditions or insufficient technologies.

FoRWaRd: EU Project “Food Recovery and Waste Reduction.”

Total Supply Chain I: Value chain starting from agriculture uptill retail ending finally at the consumer.

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