ONE\THIRD is a think tank that gather minds and interest groups representing the entire food chain
ONE\THIRD is a think tank that gather minds and interest groups representing the entire food chain from ‘farm to fork’, public authorities and the research community to help combat and prevent food waste and food loss.
Together we aim to create tangible impact for Danish society, while working with our global partners to effect real change in food waste and loss internationally, aligning specifically with the UN Sustainable Goal 12.3 to, by 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
Onethird of all food is lost or wasted
One third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted in the process from production to consumption. Food waste is an environmental, economic and ethical issue. Every year, food waste is responsible for an estimated 8% of greenhouse gases, costs $940b and while we are producing twice the amount of food needed to feed the planet’s inhabitants, too many of the world’s population are starving.
The time for action is now!
The purpose of Onethird
The main purpose of ONE\THIRD is to to develop and implement a solid foundation of accountable nationwide programs, research and initiatives carried out within all layers of the food value chain, thus strengthening Denmark’s position as a global leader in the fight against food loss and food waste.
In particularly we will focus on activities within civil society’s battle against food waste, general business opportunities, international cooperation and improved data and data accessibility.
The five focus areas
Support the civil society’s battle against food loss and food waste
Contribute to general business opportunities for Danish companies
Offer insights on how to overcome barriers to preventing food waste and food losses
Ensure that data collection and verification is improved
Cooperate with foreign partners on know-how and sharing of experiences
ONE\THIRD is supported by a large range of expertise and know-how. ONE\THIRD’s board consist of recognized leaders and agenda setters across a broad area of expertise. The members are the back-bone of the project and represent the entire food value chain from farm to fork.
Furthermore, a diverse range of international advisors provides access to a network of valuable knowledge.
How we work
The main purpose of our work is to develop and implement a solid foundation of accountable nationwide programs, research and initiatives that strengthen the fight against food loss and food waste.
To do that our members are operating in different working groups that together covers our focus areas; Support for the civil society’s battle against food loss and food waste, contribute to general business opportunities for Danish companies, offer insights on how to overcome barriers to preventing food waste and food losses, ensuring that data collection and verification is improved and cooperating with foreign partners on know-how and sharing of experiences.
Once a year the think tank will offer the Danish goverment recommendations for actions within the focus areas.
All documents are in Danish.