Research on the causes of the food waste phenomenon in the European Union

Daniel Nijloveanu1, Victor Tița1, Nicolae Bold1, Irina-Adriana Chiurciu2 and Cosmina Smedescu2
1 University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Faculty of Management and Rural Development – Slatina Branch, 150 Strehareti Street, Slatina, Romania
2 University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest of Bucharest, 59 Marasti Boulevard, District 1, 011464, Bucharest, Romania

Abstract

Nijloveanu, D., Tița, V., Bold, N., Chiurciu, I. A. & Smedescu, C. (2023). Research on the causes of the food waste phenomenon in the European Union. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 29 (Supplement 1), 132–139

The food waste is one of the consumer economic behaviors that have a development with a great difficulty in explanation. As an economic phenomenon, it has several effects with a huge impact related to resources and optimization within the economic systems. In this paper, we propose to develop a research study which aims to identify a series of causes to food waste and to determine the quantitative impact of these causes on the phenomenon. The study is made based on the statistical data observed in a certain period and the previous research studies presented in the literature. The final part of the research is based on the determination of the influence of the identified causes on this specific consumer behavior using specific statistical methods, such as correlation.

Keywords: food waste; Food behavior; household; Food policy

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