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17 November 2018 at Goethe Institut Bangkok
FOOD WASTE Talk & Walk

Talk about Food Waste at the Goethe-Institut Thailand in Cooperation with the German Embassy Bangkok. Daniel Bucher, Tanaporn Oi-isaranukul, Thirach Rungruangkanokkul, Georg Schmidt, Maren Niemeyer, Sven Michel, Claudia Ebach. (from left to right) | © Goethe-Institut Thailand

In the documentary “Taste the Waste” and a vivid discussion during “FOOD WASTE Talk & Walk” on 17 November 2018 at Goethe Institut Bangkok, it became obvious that there is not one simple solution to end food waste, but that all stakeholders along the value chain – from production to retail, hospitality sector and finally consumers - must play their part.

By Dam Duc Vu

Fingerfood prepared by Chef Daniel Bucher, Senior Executive Sous Chef at Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park in Bangkok, from rescued food surpluses that would normally have been thrown away showed that “food waste” can actually turn into something truly delicious!

Food Loss and Waste is of high concern to consumers in the Asia Pacific region and globally. FAO estimated as up to one third of the food we produce is lost or wasted.

To get this message across to current audiences FAO has a short series of 9 Basis Tips for reducing Food Waste.

In addition FAO also recently partners with the International Food Waste Coalition to produce a series of training materials for use by schools in the region and beyond. These can also be made part of some school curriculum to educate kids of a range of ages from 5 to 14 years up.

“We are happy to partner with this innovative Goethe Institut project to share these training materials to improve sustainability and reduce food waste for this and also the next generations“ says Anthony Bennett, Senior Food Systems officer, FAO, Bangkok.

For more information on food loss and waste in Asia and the Pacific region pls contact:  

Anthony Bennett
Senior Food Systems Officer (Post-production)
Agriculture and Food Systems Group
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Phra Atit Rd. 39
Bangkok, 00100

Find more information on

Food surplus donations and distribution to persons in need:
Scholars of Sustenance (SOS)

Food waste reduction in the hospitality sector:
LightBlue Environmental Consulting
Pledge on Food Waste

Facts & Figures provided by FAO:
Save Food Initiative, partner of FAO

Food Waste in Germany – government activities:
Information Campaign “Zu gut für die Tonne”
Collection of best practices