Tuesday, 17 September 2019
12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
It is well known that food security is a global issue and, along with the challenge of reducing the impact of our agricultural practices, is the challenge of how to manage waste effectively to reduce food loss and improve productivity. 45% of all the food we produce goes to waste and this is a significant threat to the sustainable food industry. Establishing a circular economy where waste is minimised, crop losses are reduced, and alternate processes are developed is a challenge Dr Polly Burey believes we can meet. There are a few hurdles which the research is currently tackling.
Join Polly as she outlines the work of the university, investigating waste and waste reduction in the food industry and the steps being taken to have a positive impact and mitigate the impact of current practices.

Dr Polly Burey - University of Southern Queensland
Dr Burey is a chemical and materials engineer with expertise in developing a fundamental understanding of the relationships between formulation, microstructure, processing and rheological behaviour of food materials.  This expertise has been developed over an 18-year industry-focused academic research career. Her research typically informs new product and process development and she has worked with confectionery, aged care meat and vegetable products, snack products, bioplastics, freeze-dried products and meat.
Dr Burey joined the University of Southern Queensland in 2017 where she leads the Food Waste Valorisation Research Program Team and the new BSc Food Science major.  Her current research interests lie in the development of useful products and energy offsets from food excess and processing by-products, specifically ingredients, nutritional products and composite materials, including bioplastics. The University of Southern Queensland is a research partner in the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre.
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