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Eighth trend: waste reduction

Innovation / Michele Sechi Gatta - Emanuela Taverna

Technology can produce effective weapons to counteract the scandal of food waste. The possibility of communicating in real time (frequently through a smartphone) the availability of excess food or near-expiry date food has made it much simpler to reinforce recovery methods. More and more applications and online platforms are being launched – by creative innovators from Italy and many other countries – which benefit retailers and consumers by signaling the availability of products near the end of their shelf life.

Food and lifestyle. How new trends such as home production and the quest for excellence define who we are

Lifestyle / Cinzia Figus

Respect for the Earth and rediscovering quality foods. These are some of the new habits identified and explored during the Universal Exhibition in Milan and which point to a growing awareness of the Earth among people.

Chefs and local specialties: all the flavors of Expo Milano 2015

Taste / Annalisa Cavaleri

Tasty dishes, famous chefs, important messages and unusual food: a world tour at Expo Milano 2015 of tastes, sustainability, protecting everything that’s “Made in Italy” and ever “greener” cooking.

Francesco Ardito. Last Minute Sotto Casa, the practical start-pp for avoiding food waste

Innovation / Ilaria D’Ambrosi

A concrete solution to combat food waste, Last Minute Sotto Casa, the start-up created by Francesco Ardito, is designed to interact with merchants who don’t want to throw away food that is still fresh.

Abdul Karim Sadik. The future lies with renewable resources

Sustainability / Simone Molteni

The economic advisor of Kuwait Fund explains how hunger and poverty can be overcome through greater international cooperation. "This Expo raises awareness on the importance of food security", addressing issues related to the balance between oil resources and renewable sources, the scarcity of water resources and solutions to reduce food waste.

Stefano Marras. Street food in future will be high quality, organic and zero kilometer

Lifestyle / Cinzia Figus

This is the forecast offered by Stefano Marras, research fellow of the Department of Economics and Sociology at the University of Milan-Bicocca, who was commissioned by his University and by Expo Milano 2015 to carry out a research project in order to supply the Universal Exposition with high quality research information on this growing food trend.

Dan Glickman. We need a multidisciplinary approach to ensure food security

Sustainability / Jessica Carter

We talked with Dan Glickman, Honorary Chair of the program, Former US Secretary of Agriculture (1995-2001) and Former Congressman (1977-2001), about the most difficult obstacles to sustainably feeding a growing world population and about the pressing issue of food waste.

Giorgetto Giugiaro. From cars to pasta: logic, beauty and genius

Sustainability / Stefano Carnazzi

We meet a truly great designer, standard-bearer of Italian excellence in the world and Knight of Labor of Italy. “Giugiaro – according to the starchitect Paolo Portoghesi – uses his gifts to search for a beauty which can improve our lives.” We speak to him therefore about the different significances of beauty, creativity, tradition, sustainability…plus chef Gualtiero Marchesi, and his own “Maccheroni alla Giugiaro”.

How Can Bitcoin Help Emancipate Billions And Help Food Security

Innovation / David Orban

Through the fundamental invention of the Blockchain, we now have a tool that, through the use of planet-wide communications networks and smartphones, can put a Western city-dweller and an Indonesian fisherman on equal footing

Camilla Baresani. I discovered women’s strength in Ecuador

Culture / Fabrizia Villa

The writer and Ambassador of Women for Expo, guest at the event organised by Oxfam and IO Donna during the Women's Weeks, talks about her journey among women in rural communities of Ecuador.

Over a million people are already #FoodConscious. What about you?

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