|Why did we start researching food loss?
In Japan, there are about 6.46 million tons of food loss produced.
This is 2times the amount of the World Food Programme. In addition, Japans
self sufficiency rate is 39%, and this is very low compared to other developed
countries. Each and every people’s movement and awareness effects on the situation
of food loss.
To try to make an action toward food loss is to understand Japan and other
countries situations of food loss, and to understand the relation of the
food company and consumers were important.
2020 Olympics and 2030 SDGs are coming up. We thought this may be a good
chance and opportunity to think about our situation through
considering other countries situations. If we make a movement and set the
goal toward this opportunity, we may be able to spread ideas and thoughts
of food loss to the world.
(link)We think that foodloss is one of the goals gor food loss issue.
Japan and foreign country
In May, we visited the Ministry of Agriculture and found out the current
situation of food loss in Japan and that there are many tasks.
Thats why we thought about researching food loss situation through other
countries because we thought that is the best way to find the delay of
The current situation was, that consumers doesn’t have enough knowledge.
So we though it is the time for the consumers to make action.
Food companies produced food loss as well. Do you know anything abut it??
(link)We discussed and searched in Taiwan.
(link)We also get some questionnaires about consciousness and realized
that there are diffarences between Japan and other countries.
Companies and Consumers
We are trying to research about food loss form a different perspective.
Many people has been researching about food loss from house hold but not
much about food companies.
The visit to the Ministry of Agriculture made us realise an know that there
are a lot of food loss produced form food companies. Though consumers can
know about food companies through ESG investment and CSR, there are not
many people who understand anything about food loss from food companies.
We thought this indifference was a problem, and we thought if we researched
about the connection between companies and consumers, we will be able to understand the problems and cause.
(link)We think about what can both consumers and companies solve foodloss
issue by understanding the mechanisms of food loss in company.