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Total Food 2020



15 April- 17 April 2020, with welcome drinks at the Orchard Hotel on the evening of 14 April


East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham


£595 delegate + £345 student/SME delegate. See full breakdown of costs below




Is this for you?

Total Food 2020 will be a gathering of industrialists, academics, policy-makers and charities with the common goal of protecting the environment and promoting human and animal health through waste minimisation and the optimal exploitation of co-products.  This requires multidisciplinary actions spanning social, technological, economic, environmental and political factors. Total Food is unique in bringing this community together to identify and tackle the challenges to the food and agricultural sectors in the sustainable production and use of food.

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An abstract of no more than 1 side of A4 should be sent to

by Wednesday 12 February 2020.

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Student Bursaries

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Call for papers

Abstracts relevant to reducing waste or exploiting co-products are invited in the following conference themes:

  • Social and political factors in sustainable food production, including current attitudes to reduction and exploitation of waste and/or pan european/international approaches

  • Making sustainability decisions including life-cycle analysis and economic assessment of new technologies

  • Food production, including sustainable farming practices, soil health and microbiome and unconventional protein sources.

  • Green chemicals from the circular economy, including novel products and platform chemicals from agricultural and food industry co-products, novel extraction techniques and/or fermentation and novel biotechnology

  • The challenge of mixed and distributed feedstocks including on-field/mobile technologies, stabilisation, understanding feedstock characteristics and potential uses and waste management in the circular economy

  • Navigating the reduction of single-use plastics in the supply chain, including challenges to the food industry, innovations in packaging technology and/or packaging recycling technology.

We will also be inviting flash presentations from industry to highlight specific challenges for the community to address. Details to follow.






The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151