Research and Project Topics

Nearly one third of all the food produced in the world is never eaten. That's about 1.3 billion tons a year. The UC Davis Food Loss and Waste Collaborative (FLWC) is an interdisciplinary research program that examines how and why food gets wasted throughout the food life cycle. Researchers are focused on developing solutions and innovative new approaches to tackle this global challenge.

The topic of food loss and waste is complex, and the FLWC has divided its research into four key topic areas: