ACR+ News

New INTERREG IVB project: "GreenCook"

Food wastage is emerging as a still-to-be-concretized political priority in North-Western Europe.

A new project titled GreenCook is aimed at reducing food wastage at home and out of home (at the restaurant, at the canteen, in the supermarket) and to make the North-Western Europe a model of sustainable food management by in-depth work on the consumer / food relationship.

Food wastage is emerging as a still-to-be-concretized political priority in North-Western Europe.

Food wastage is emerging as a still-to-be-concretized political priority in North-Western Europe. It is a challenging problem, directly linked with the question of waste, consumption and climate change. A quarter of the food produced in the world each year ends up in the dustbin, without having been consumed! Food wastage, as a reflection of our overconsumption society, also reinforces social inequalities and is ethically unacceptable. 

A new project titled GreenCook is aimed at reducing food wastage at home and out of home (at the restaurant, at the canteen, in the supermarket) and to make the North-Western Europe a model of sustainable food management by in-depth work on the consumer / food relationship. Therefore the project can rely on a multisectoral partnership gathering around 4 communities of practice a pathbreaking combination of partners from Belgium, Holland, Germany and France, each with a unique, targeted expertise and legitimacy, and directly usable know-how. GreenCook will end in 2013. 

The project will be officially launched at the University of Wageningen (the Netherlands), on Wednesday November 17th 2010, from 9.00 to 17.00. The event is open to all (5O euros/participant including lunch, coffee breaks, reception and work documents), but registration is required. To register, please send an email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser." target="_blank"> Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. with " GreenCook " in the subject field and stating clearly your name and organisation. More detailed information will be provided on www.green-cook.org from October 2010.