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When picking up a mistake in your Professor’s presentation leads to over a decade of mentorship.

The supervisory relationship is critical in the academic world, especially as the student moves into a PhD’s independent research journey.

A thriving, efficient and sustainable food industry is central to Australia’s economy, regional job security and prosperity, yet 25% of all the food we produce goes to waste.

Our vision is an Australia without food waste

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre brings together industry, research, and the community.

Winning this fight will save Australia $20 billion per annum; it will reduce food waste, increase industry profitability, and improve food rescue to deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits for Australia.

Through our three research and development programs, we will ENGAGE with industry and consumers to REDUCE food waste across the supply chain and TRANSFORM unavoidable waste into innovative products.

Value-chain Food Waste/Losses in Australia: $20 Billion per Annum


43 Industry Partners

8 University Partners

8 State Agencies


The CRC has funding for 10 years until 2028.

Total Cash

Total staff in-kind (216 FTEs)

Total non staff

CRC program

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