Why food waste is a systemic problem — and should be treated as such

Picture 1: Organic carrots getting harvested and packed at one of our producer-partners in Norway

What is food waste?

Why and where does food waste occur?

Figure 1: Traditional value chain for fresh produce
Figure 2: BCGs visualization of the food waste across the supply chain

Why does food waste occur in such large volumes?

Picture 2: Carrot harvest 2021 — where a large part of the carrots never made it to the customer

What can be done?

Picture 3: Farmers and chefs meeting face to face to plan direct trade the coming season at a community based event in Oslo, 2022
  • Fresher food (avoid days in transport and warehouses)
  • Ensure that the money goes directly to the ones that really deserve it
  • Get access to food that the food system cannot handle
  • Customise specific type of produce (shapes and size)
  • The excitement of buying seasonal food
Figure 3: Dagens supply chain for local, directly traded food

Digital platform taking direct food trade between food producers and chefs mainstream — on nature’s premises. www.dagens.farm

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Digital platform taking direct food trade between food producers and chefs mainstream — on nature’s premises. www.dagens.farm

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