Upcycled Food: A Timely & Delicious Solution to Climate Change

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 14:45 - 15:15

According to Project Drawdown, more than half the work to stop climate change must be done in roughly ten years. To get back on track and keep climate warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, we need to engage "Emergency Brake" measures to reduce emissions as quickly as possible. One of these measures is reducing food waste, which is a crucial driver of climate change – accounting for almost 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions. This session will explore upcycling as a critical solution to food waste reduction. We'll cover the official definition of upcycled food, the measurable impact of upcycling, upcycled supply chains, and some of the most unique (and delicious) upcycled ingredients and products on the market. We'll discuss the growth of the upcycled food movement, how to get involved, and the efforts made through a new "Upcycled Certified" certification program to educate consumers on this concept. Let's fight food waste together!

Caroline Cotto, Co-Founder, Renewal Mill