Europeans throw away an average of 150 kilos of food products per year. A lot can be gained at the basis of the food chain. Plenty of food out of specification or by-products are all too often ignored. Many farmers and growers are racking their brains over this. Together with designers, technologists and food professionals they save food from destruction. We call them our Food Heroes. Now the Food Heroes Awards encourage these Food Heroes to show their solutions to the world.