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World Food Day '22 The More We Are, The More We Halve

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Today, the conditions we are in remind us once again how essential food is to our lives. We’ve partnered up with Massimo Bottura to rediscover how we can use food more meaningfully while at home: how to store it better, keep it fresh for longer, and how to shop more responsibly during these times. Explore what tips and tricks you can incorporate into your daily kitchen routine in our in-depth articles.

Because now more than ever, a better future starts at home.

Wasting food is wasting life

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Wasting food is wasting life

For us, every day is World Food Day. We feel that it’s our responsibility to lead the fight against food waste. To remind the world not to take food for granted, but to treat it with care. Respecting food is the only way we can ensure a better future. And as a brand that believes in a better future, every day we’re working toward developing new technologies that fight food waste. That’s our mission.

Moreover, we know great missions need great partnerships. Thanks to ours, over the last year we saved more than 200 tonnes of food, served 450,000 dishes, and worked with more than 15.000 volunteers and 300 chefs.

As a global brand with a strong eco-conscience, by adopting this Respect Food initiative, we champion the cause of reducing food waste. Our «Respect Food» initiative aims to inspire everyone to fight with us, by showing people how to tackle waste in kitchens with innovative products.

That’s why we ask you to join us and let’s #RespectFood together. Because without you we can’t make it.

Dishes cooked
Volunteers involved
Guest chefs
Tonnes of food saved

GRUNDIG #RespectFood Technologies

The fight against food waste starts in your kitchen – with purposely built product technologies

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How much food do you waste?

Did you know that a third of the world’s annual food production ends up in the trash? That’s 1.3 BILLION TONNES of edible food wasted. It’s food that could feed 868 million of the world’s hungry. In fact, it’s 4-times the amount of food they need to lead nourished lives.

See the average amount of food wasted in each household
Total food wasted
kg / year

Numbers are rough estimations based on an average UK household. Source:

You could save
€/ year

Numbers are rough estimations based on an average UK household grocery purchase. Source:

That's enough food
to feed a regular adult for

Days are calculated based on data from National Geographic. Source:

Food Waste Facts

million tons
of food wasted since you've been on this website —

1.3 billion tons

of food is wasted or lost globally per year

of CO2 are generated by food waste since you've been on this website —


generated per year by food waste

people could be feed with the food currently wasted in europe

Food loss and waste also amount to a major squandering of resources, including water, land, energy, labour and capital and needlessly produce greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to global warming and climate change.

of dairy product wasted in europe since you've been on this website —


of dairy products are lost or wasted in Europe every year.

Respect Food Partnerships

Though fighting food waste starts at home, and helped along by innovation, it takes real people with real vision to lead the charge. Our beloved partner, Chef Massimo Bottura’s cultural association, and our community partner, Food For Soul was founded to promote social awareness about food waste and hunger. Food for Soul drives forward a range of initiatives in collaboration with chefs, artisans, food suppliers, designers, and institutions.
We both believe Cooking is an Act of Love, for People and Planet. This Christmas, you can join us in a call to act and make a donation for a good cause.