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Professor Flemming Besenbacher head of new think tank on the prevention of food waste and food loss

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Flemming Besenbacher, iNANO founder and Professor, will lead a new think tank, which will make Denmark a pilot country in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goal on food waste and loss.

2019.04.10 | Lise Refstrup Linnebjerg Pedersen

Flemming Besenbacher, iNANO founder and Professor, appointed head of new think tank on the prevention of food waste and loss. (Photo by Roar Lava Paaske)

Flemming Besenbacher, iNANO founder and Professor, appointed head of new think tank on the prevention of food waste and loss. (Photo by Roar Lava Paaske)

Minister for the Environment and Food Jakob Ellemann-Jensen has appointed Flemming Besenbacher, iNANO founder and Professor, as the head of a new think tank, which will strive to make Denmark the leader of the field in relation to prevention of food waste and food loss. 

- Worldwide, about one third of all food is wasted. Food waste and food loss are simply one of our great culprits. So it is an important task that the new board must solve together with the other members. I am sure that the new team can bring the challenging agenda forward and develop new solutions that can be used both nationally and internationally and make Denmark stand out even more clearly on the international scene. It is absolutely crucial that we do what we can to change our production and consumption of food so that it becomes more sustainable, says Minister for the Environment and Food Jakob Ellemann-Jensen.

Read also: Flemming Besenbacher receives Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership 2019

- The exploitation of world resources is an urgent issue in the light of the challenges the planet is facing. I will strive to ensure that we in Denmark move forward significantly on this agenda and contribute to innovative solutions that contribute to future-proofing the world's food systems, says Flemming Besenbacher to the Ministry of Environment and Food.

Read the press release from the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark here (in Danish only.


For further information please contact

Professor Flemming Besenbacher
Department of Physics and Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)
E-Mail: fbe@inano.au.dk
Mobile: +45 23 38 22 04

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