“We are all part of the problem”: Karen Brooks’ keynote address at The Crawford Fund Annual Conference on food waste and loss

"This is my fridge; we are all part of the problem", admitted our director, Dr Karen Brooks, showing the first slide of her presentation to the participants of The Crawford Fund’s annual conference this year. Titled “Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security”, the 2016 conference was just held in Canberra, Australia, on August 29-30 and focused on food loss and waste issues along the supply chain. Karen was one of the two keynote speakers at the event.


In her presentation titled “Waste Not, Warm Not: Poverty, Hunger, and Climate Change in a Circular Food System” Karen suggested combining economic and environmental perspectives to look at the full picture. You can find the summary of the address in our previous blog (see Abstract); the full presentation is available below.

With many thanks to all who followed Karen's address during the conference, here is a Storify summary of her speach: