For the last 25 years Paul van der Werf has been managing food after it has become waste. He now focuses his energies on preventing food from becoming waste. This is his blog.

Latest Posts

My Most Excellent Field Trip

This is the time of year for school field trips. In support of my own PhD research at Western University’s the Heal Laboratory I visited Wageningen University while in the… Read more >

Food in the Circular Economy

How do you measure success in a world of multiple threads that don’t have a starting or stopping place? I was reminded of this at the recent Washington State Recycling… Read more >

Crooked Vegetables and Ugly Fruit

There have been lots of articles and a bit of a buzz around ugly fruit and vegetables in the last year. While ugly vegetables are just an icon for unnecessary food waste… Read more >

Luxus Consumption

From time to time, as I work towards my PhD comprehensive exam, I will publish short overviews of research papers that present the results of research into various aspects of… Read more >

Leftovers to Omelet

Using up food properly is a challenge in my household as much as anyone else’s. Although my wife and I are committed to maximizing the use of our food we… Read more >

What I want for Earth Day

Earth Day is rapidly approaching and it’s got me thinking about food’s impact on the earth. A recent Newsweek piece by Zoe Schlanger http://bit.ly/1SK3izH suggests the environmental impact of the… Read more >