Fight Food Waste CRC | Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre

MasterChef contestants take up the fight against food waste across Australia

Fresh from his time back in the MasterChef kitchen Simon Toohey and fellow contestant Mandy Hall have partnered with the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to raise awareness of how we can all save money by reducing food waste.

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 create change.


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


43 Industry Partners

8 University Partners

8 State Agencies


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

Total Cash

Total staff in-kind (216 FTEs)

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