There is a wide market for the grocery industry to utilise technology for app creation to engage consumers, according to IGD, research and training charity.

In a world whose future is threatened by food insecurity, it is vital we capitalise on minimising food loss and waste now. How can we do this? By Onat Bayraktar, vice president, Food Care Asia, Sealed Air

Misunderstandings and misinformation about packaging can negatively affect its ability to deliver sustainability benefits, the Industry Council for Research on Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) said.

With food waste management (FWM) gaining traction, key emerging opportunities such as in converting food waste to products like plastics, fruit juices or liquid fuels are being seen, finds Frost & Sullivan.

Novel ingredients are being created from food waste as sustainability and technological advances are improving extraction and processing methods. These novel ingredients are finding new applications in foods, nutraceuticals and personal care products.

Selling food items at just SGD$1 (US$0.74), The Food Pantry Shop which will sell consumable food close to expiry date aims to reduce food wastage.

Shelf-life is an important aspect for food manufacturers so as to prolong its value and also reduce food waste. Going back to the basics, the ingredients one uses for one’s product is one way to manage shelf-life. By Liew Gin Lim, head of sales and marketing, Southeast Asia, and Cindy Tian, lead scientist, Kalsec

According to the Specialty Food Association (SFA), seaweed, full-fat dairy, floral flavours and mushrooms are among the top 10 trends to gain traction next year.

Imagine a wet slippery surface that lets viscous liquids glide with ease. Now, imagine it as environmentally friendly, made from FDA-approved foods, and can be used in both food manufacturing and in packaging of liquid goods. Too good to be true? Well, not now! By Dave Smith, CEO, Liquiglide Incorporated

As a major supplier to the global food system and consequently, contributor to the search for global food loss solutions, developing countries can play a big role by adopting better packaging options. By Nerlita M Manalili, Moises A Dorado and Robert Van Otterdijk, FAO

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