|15.04.2013 Optimizing Waste Prevention
While the EU-Project FoRWaRd is building an e-learning platform for food waste managers and connecting especially the total supply chain with the charities/food banks ( see also www.european-retail-academy.org/EUCVOT ) another EU-project called FUSION ( Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimizing Waste Prevention Strategies ) is bringing 21 partners from 13 countries together to generate a shared vision on waste prevention ( more: http://www.eu.fusions.org ) .
Prof.Dr.B.Hallier will speak at the FUSION-Conference of the University Hohenheim to build bridges between the two EU-projects. Linked to the Hohenheim Conference will be too a meeting of a German Network to decrease waste ( http://www.essens-wert.net/ ).
|07.03.2013 Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia
Travelling through a world of thousands of islands - seeing people living only 1 meter above the sea-level - creates a lot of sensitivity for environmental issues. It ranges from earth heating via soft tourism to questions of ethic differences ( see also news of 21.02.2013 at www.european-retail-academy.org) as well as the necessity to promote those areas via education,networking and trade.
How can it be that some of those islands are still legally threatened to be a potential area for the test of atomic bombs ? - Wouldn't it be better to learn from those aboriginees and their ethics to shelter nature and to treat different segments of nature like Godnesses ?
|15.02.2013 Fighting Food Scandals
In February 2013 there is again an unnecessary eruption of food-scandals in
Europe : meat from horses is labelled as beef, eggs in Germany are labelled falsely as organic ! The trust of consumers has been spoiled tremendously (with high follow-up costs for the total supply chain).
Tools for the tracing and tracking of food have been developed since 1994
and offered to the industry internationally as Prof.DR.B.Hallier describes in the reader of Prof.R.Kaufmann/Prof.Dr.M.Panni (link) on pages 498-509.
Its up to the global supply chain to enforce those tools for good agricultural practice and to fight criminal elements internationally.
|07.01.2013 Prof.Dr.Klaus Toepfer
Prof.Dr.Klaus Toepfer has been appointed the Honourable Personality of 2013 in the Hall of Fame of the European Retail Academy. Its President Prof.Dr.B.Hallier stated :
"Prof.Dr.Klaus Toepfer discovered as German Federal Minister for the Environment in the late 80ies the innovation power of retail to change the total supply chain to
better sustainability . It was him who branded the terminus "re-distribution" in analogy to "distribution" . Multi-trip transportation tools and recycling had been his topics." ( more : Hall of Fame)
The European Retail Academy will continue in 2013 this path by starting together with
seven international consortium-partners a project about Food Waste Management focusing on food recovery and waste reduction (link Draft FoRWaRd). The project is financely supported by
the EU DG Education and Culture. ERA started an environmental portal already in 2008: www.european-retail-academy.org/ERM.
Furtheron ERA will support the environmental program of Expo 2017 in Astana/Kazakhstan.
|07.12.2012 Food Waste Management
Within a Global House of Harmony the three columns of economy, ecology and ethics have to be in balance with each other. In times of crisis within ethics the field
of food waste management gains importance : how to organize food recovery and how to optimize waste reduction during food-processing.
Started by the DG Education and Culture of the EU a consortium of experts from eight countries met for a kick-off meeting in Milano/Italy under the leadership of Eurocrea Merchant for a LLP-Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Project (more:FoRWaRd).
Among the eight partners is the European Retail Academy with Prof.Dr.B.Hallier.