A thriving, efficient and sustainable food industry is central to Australia’s economy, regional job security and prosperity, yet 40% of all the food we produce goes to waste.

A CRC to secure Australia’s food future

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre brings together industry, research and the community to capitalise on Australia’s food waste opportunities. Winning this fight will save Australia $20 billion per annum in food waste through increased industry profitability and reduced food insecurity, as well as enhancing Australia’s reputation as a sustainable and trusted producer of premium food products.

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


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


43 Industry Partners

8 University Partners

5 State Agencies


The CRC Program supports industry-led collaborations between industry,       researchers and the community.
The CRC has funding for 10 years until 2028.

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Total staff in-kind (216 FTEs)

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Frozen food gets its turn in the meal delivery game! @MosaicFoods first line of products entails six vegetarian bowls made with fresh ingredients. Mosaic cooks those ingredients via roasting, grilling or sauteing, and then freezes them.
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Great article @yanzhuang25 @theage on @Coles now selling our farmer's wonky fruit (which will taste just as delicious!!!) in their "I'm Perfect" range https://t.co/K1zMS6OoUS https://t.co/zxzIoEeLiH FoodWasteCRC photo
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. @WRAP_UK created #GuardiansofGrub to help the Hospitality & Food Service sector eradicate #foodwaste once and for all. It aims to inspire action and unite the sector towards a month of action in September. Everything you need is here https://t.co/crXCeNuxo9 https://t.co/ilHypMt1sY