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Distiller Helps Reduce Potato Waste In The Adelaide Hills

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Adelaide Hills Distillery has teamed up with Potatoes SA and the University of Adelaide to help reduce global food waste.

The local distiller will use discarded potatoes, peelings and pulp, that would otherwise be waste, and use it to create a premium vodka, helping to reduce food losses along production and supply chains.

A project that we have been working on behind the scenes with Potatoes SA and researchers from The University of Adelaide as a part of a movement to half food loss and waste under an initiative called Friends of Champions 12.3.

At the 2015 UN General Assembly, the UN formally adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Goal 12 seeks to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.” The third target under this goal (Target 12.3) calls for cutting in half per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reducing food losses along production and supply chains (including post-harvest losses) by 2030.

Our work with Potatoes SA is allowing us to use waste, the otherwise discarded potatoes peelings and pulp, and turn them into a premium vodka, ensuring that all parts of the potatoes grown are utilised. The aim is to provide South Australian potatoes industry and opportunity to transform their waste into a premium spirit.


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