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Event date and time

Thursday 18 Aug 2022
4.00pm to 5.00pm AEST


Online virtual event

by CSIRO and La Trobe University Research and Innovation Precinct

About this event

Every year, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted (UN Environment Programme). By focusing efforts to minimise loss and by creating new products from waste, significant benefits can be gained including improving global food security, improving return to growers, increasing productivity and economic growth, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and more efficient use of resources required to grow, manufacture and transport food.

La Trobe University’s Research and Innovation Precinct in collaboration with CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency, invites you to the first webinar in our series exploring how industry and research can collaborate to tackle the challenges of food loss and waste.

This one-hour session will introduce the topic of food waste and present case studies of how Australian industry and researchers are creating value from food waste, with a focus in this webinar on using waste to develop higher value animal feeds.


  • Free

Dates and Times

Event date: Aug 2022

Thursday 18 Aug 2022

Online virtual event

4.00pm to 5.00pm AEST


Darren Gardiner

More information


Darren Coomber, Strategic Relationship Manager, La Trobe University (Moderator)

Francesca Goodman-Smith, Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre, 'An overview of food waste in Australia, the food waste hierarchy, the role of the CRC and examples of collaborating with industry to reduce waste and create value'

Norm Boyle, Food Recycle, 'Commercialisation of technology to convert food waste into chicken feed'

Ha Truong, CSIRO, 'Importance of R&D in developing aquaculture feed from food waste'

Further information

This webinar is supported by Fight Food Waste CRC, Food Recycle, CSIRO and La Trobe University.

Fight Food Waste | Cooperative Research Centre | Reduce - Transform - Engage FR | Food Recycle La Trobe University | CSIRO