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Japanese food makers are exploring ways to reduce food waste

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Tokyo, March 15 (Jiji Press)–Some major Japanese food manufacturers are striving to reduce food waste by coming up with innovative ways to effectively use commonly discarded foods, such as vegetable pits produced in the process. Manufacturing.

They explore the possibilities of sustainable food, in particular by attaching new added values ​​to their products.

According to the Department of Agriculture, about 5.7 million tons of food that could have been eaten was thrown away in fiscal year 2019.

Of the total, food waste resulting from commercial activity accounted for 54 pct. By industry, food manufacturers generated the most food waste, responsible for 22% of the total.

Seasoning maker Mizkan Holdings Co. began selling concentrated vegetable paste and vegetable snack bars in March 2019 that use an entire vegetable, such as corn and beetroot, including the pits. , skin and seeds.

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