A new initiative called ‘United against food waste’ was launched in the Netherlands. The originator is the Task Force Circular Economy in Food, which consists of a large number of companies, research institutes, civil society organisations and government bodies. The task force aims to reduce food waste in the Netherlands by half in 2030 compared to the 2015 figure. The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality will provide a total of seven million euros over the coming four years to support this objective via investments in innovation, research, monitoring and education.

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