food waste

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Could a Home Ec Revival Help Slash Food Waste?

Published: 
Wed, 07/20/2016 (All day)

With 1.3 billion tons of food wasted annually around the globe and losses occurring throughout the supply chain, there is no one cause of the problem. But Liz Goodwin, who until recently ran the British government’s Waste and Resources Action Programme, has pointed to solutions beyond ones like getting retailers to stop rejecting ugly vegetables and starting municipal compost programs.

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Hacking the Kitchen Sink to Stop Food Waste

Published: 
Tue, 06/28/2016 (All day)

Gardeners who have plucked a tomato from a homegrown vine or eaten herbs from a windowsill box know what little miracles such hard-won, slow-growing edibles are. It wasn’t until Rice University engineering student Andy Miller joined a campus agriculture club that he understood what it means when a fresh fruit or vegetable goes uneaten.

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Could This Be the Food-Waste Diet America Needs?

Published: 
Tue, 03/22/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Shopping & Food

By this point, you’ve probably heard about the problem: The United States wastes a huge amount of food, as much as $165 billion worth of it every year, or 40 percent of what is produced. In recent years, the issue has received increased attention from environmentalists, the media, and even President Obama, who set a goal to cut food waste in half by 2030.

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Proposed Law Would Cut Back on Food Waste From Farm to Fridge

Published: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 (All day)

It has been nearly four years since the Natural Resources Defense Council published its landmark study on food waste in the United States. The exhaustive look at all the perfectly edible food that ends up in landfills—trashed on the farm or in the grocery store or left to rot in your fridge—found that 40 percent of what the country produces goes to waste.

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How L.A. Kitchen does it all, from fighting food waste to training workers and feeding seniors

Published: 
Tue, 08/18/2015 (All day)

The black-uniformed culinary students milling around Mud Hen Tavern chef Kajsa Alger are doing more than learning how to make tostada with vegetarian chorizo. They’re in the forefront of a new approach to charitable feeding.