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FLAVOUR project

The FLAVOUR project is about preventing food waste and reducing the number of people experiencing food insecurity across the two seas area. This project will tackle this challenge through the valorisation of food surplus whilst simultaneously creating jobs, pathways to employment and supporting people living in food insecurity. It will find new models to make the interception and redistribution of surplus viable. The food industry did not find an answer to their huge amounts of food surplus, by no means to keep it for human consumption, principally because of the labour-intensive super flexible approach needed to do so. In this project, we will work to develop socio-economic business models with environmental benefits to do so.

The overall objective is to create socially innovative business models to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of services dealing with food surplus. The change to the current situation is to test out how to:

  • Create job opportunities/skills for employment for people far from the labour market in handling food surplus for human consumption,
  • Create systems covering a larger region for effective food surplus collection and redistribution to people in food insecurity,
  • Process new marketable food products made out of food surplus and promote the development of these models through supporting policy making.

Plymouth Marjon University is one of ten European partners working together on this project, which is funded by the European Union (EU).

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