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At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

Published: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:35pm
Category: 
Waste

One by one, the children at Public School 30 on Staten Island dumped their uneaten bananas into a bin in the back of their raucous cafeteria, each greenish-yellow missile landing with a thud. Thud. Thud.

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The Economic and Environmental Costs of Wasted Food

Published: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:34pm
Category: 
Waste

Chinese diners are posting pictures of empty plates online, urging friends not to order more than they can eat. South Korea is charging for garbage removal by weight in hopes of persuading families to discard less food. 

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Urban Schools Aim for Environmental Revolution

Published: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 8:37am
Category: 
Waste

Nothing seemed special about the plates from which students at a handful of Miami schools devoured their meals for a few weeks last spring — round, rigid and colorless, with four compartments for food and a fifth in the center for a carton of milk.

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Our Coming Food Crisis

Published: 
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 11:06pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

This summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages.