Virtual Roundtable by GROW - From chain to circle: Unlocking upcycling potential in food production

GROW's virtual roundtable | June 15 2023 at 4 p.m. (CEST)

As the world population grows, food consumption and waste generation are expected to increase. Hence, one of the most challenging global issues is to manage food waste and its effects on the environment. What upcycling potential does the food industry have and can the gelatin industry be an example for creating value in a circular economy
This question was discussed at GROW’s virtual roundtable on June 15, 2023, at 4 p.m. (CEST). Industry experts discussed upcycling and its potential to pursue a sustainable approach in food production. Furthermore, they answered the question whether the production of gelatin is really living up to its full upcycling potential and what the industry can learn from gelatin production and vice versa.
The virtual roundtable was an opportunity for GROW to bring together its members, scientists, and experts to talk about the role of gelatin as a useful example of implementing upcycling by-products to reduce food waste. The roundtable recording can be watched on LinkedIn and here on our website.

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Stefan Gates: Moderator, TV presenter, Food and Science Writer

Eva Gocsik: Research Specialist at RaboBank

Richard van Lijssel: Chair of the Sustainability Committee at GME

Dr. Evelyn Reinmuth: Head of the Bioeconomy Office at Hohenheim University