SA dumps 10 billion kilos of food waste every year, says expert

South Africa is said to have 10 billion kilograms of food waste every year.

So says Roy Henderson, CEO of Green Cell Technologies.

Green Cell Technologies is a biotechnology company that is redefining the food processing sector around the world.

Henderson says big food companies need to make better use of technology to change wasteful behaviour.

Read also: The law must change to enable the donation of tons of food going to waste

He argues that there are new food processing techniques which could help eliminate waste, increase yield and give birth to new nutritional products.

According to Henderson, this can be done whilst still benefitting consumers, farmers, manufacturers, retailers, animals, even the planet.

Read more on his News24 opinion piece.

The lack of change is what is causing us to waste an inordinately huge amount of food.

Roy Henderson, CEO of Green Cell Technologies

Approximately 51% of all the food produced doesn't make it off of a farm or past a processing plant.

Roy Henderson, CEO of Green Cell Technologies

We throw a lot of nutrition away because it doesn't look right or because the can't get a good price for it.

Roy Henderson, CEO of Green Cell Technologies

Listen to his detailed explanation on what the future of food should look like:


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