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    Food Waste is on the Menu as the Hospitality Sector Rebuilds

    The drastic disruption in tourism activity due to the pandemic offers an opportunity to consider food waste management as a way to improve operating margins and redirect the sector’s path towards a more sustainable future.

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  • Behind the Scenes: Access to Food in the Time of COVID

    Behind the Scenes: Access to Food in the Time of COVID

    The agribusiness sector has proven particularly resilient. How have Latin American food production value chains fared during the crisis and what strategies are they taking to confront new challenges?

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  • Why Should the Tourism Sector Care About Food Waste?

    Why Should the Tourism Sector Care About Food Waste?

    Every year, over 1 billion tons of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Given its position at the consumption end of the food value chain, the tourism sector is a strategic industry to fight this problem.

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  • Can your trip to the beach help reduce poverty?

    Can your trip to the beach help reduce poverty?

    As summer comes to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us have been asking and answering the same question: how was your vacation? Our responses typically include anecdotes about the food, people, and places we encountered along the way. Perhaps we could also be asking ourselves how our vacation impacted those people and places.

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  • Supporting sustainable palm oil in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Supporting sustainable palm oil in Latin America and the Caribbean

    African palm oil accounts for the bulk of vegetable oil sales in the world, and it is estimated that demand for this oil will grow significantly in the near future. But how is palm oil used? Although many of us are unaware of all its potential uses in industry, we use palm oil daily in a great variety of products, such as processed foods (ice creams, cookies, spreads, etc.), cosmetics, and automobile fuel. Review the labels on the products you use frequently and you will be surprised.

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