Miranda Mirosa Advisor to Environment Select Committee Inquiry into Food Waste

Associate Professor Miranda Mirosa (University of Otago) has been appointed as an Independent Specialist Advisor to Parliament’s Environment Select Committee, which has asked for a briefing on food waste.  Miranda has observed representations to the committee and read the submissions, and will make a report with recommendations to the Committee when they are complete.  You can read the submissions at https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/scl/environment/

Miranda says she is very excited to be in a position to help shape future food waste strategy in New Zealand.  She says it is largely a consumer issue, and is optimistic that people will respond once they are aware of the contribution of food waste to carbon emissions, and the staggering amount of food going to landfills.

There was a programme on RNZ about the Navy’s account to the committee of its efforts to avoid waste  https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/the-house/audio/2018685824/parliament-briefed-on-food-waste

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