Food Waste

Innovative Ways Companies Are Re-Purposing Food Waste

<i>We love to brainstorm ways to cook with our food scraps, and this got us thinking about large-scale food producers and retailers, and how companies are addressing the issue of food waste. As consumers and retailers continue to dispose of nearly 1/3 of all food in the US (the equivalent of $160</i> …

Recycling

The Global Food Plan That Will Change the Way You Grocery Shop

How often do you contemplate the shelf life of an item in your fridge? Just this morning, I precariously sniffed my milk carton, one nostril hesitantly hovering the rim, looking for any trace of spoilage. The reason for my insecurity: nebulous expiration dates.<p>They're confusing. There’s “sell by”, …

Agriculture

How Standardized Date Labels Will Cut Food Waste and Save Americans $29 Billion

Gone are the days where "sell-by" dates are confusing<p>Finally, manufacturers have realized that “sell-by” dates are confusing and ineffective. If your …

Recycling

Member states reject EU system of donating unsold food

"In order to prevent food waste, member states should provide incentives for the collection of unsold food products in food retail and food …

European News

‘Best before,’ ‘Use by’ dates to be simplified, major food companies pledge

Having multiple dates on food labels can be difficult to decipher — and studies show it can lead to increased food waste.<p>That’s why some of the …

Canadian News

Mejier Now Selling 'Misfit Produce' At Discount Price

<b>DETROIT (WWJ) –</b> It looks kind of bad, but still tastes good. That’s the description of the grocery items that qualify for Meijer’s new Misfit Produce …

Agriculture

The biggest food makers have agreed to trash their confusing expiration labels

Some of the world’s largest food companies and retailers today (Sept. 20) have agreed to standardize expiration labels on packaging, a move that will give consumers a better idea of how long they have before products go bad.<p>The new standardized system is meant to replace the dizzying array of …

Recycling

How Your Food Waste Could Eventually Power Your Home

Researchers have been working for years to develop methods to turn food waste into a viable and economic energy source. Americans waste up to 40% of …

Recycling

New Tools To Fight Food Waste: Old School And One Compliments Of AI

For more than a decade, the food industry and shoppers have been lectured to, screamed at and pleaded with to reduce food waste; and for good reasons. The USDA estimates that here in the US food waste is between 30-40 percent of the food supply, which translated to approximately 133 billion pounds …

Recycling

Companies Push for Food Labels That Actually Make Sense

The group thinks using "Use By" and "Best if Used By" as the only two terms to indicate an item's safety will help cut down on food waste.<p>To fight …

Recycling

Kroger plans to eliminate food waste by 2025

With an estimated 10% of grocery store items thrown out annually, the retailer has pledged to eliminate it through prevention, donation and diversion …

Sustainability

New Initiative Aims To Simplify Food Labels And Cut Food Waste In Half

When keeping or tossing old food, people seem to fall into two categories: the throw-out-immediately crowd, and the sniff-and-taste crowd. I come …

Conservative View

Food expiration labels to be changed to lessen food waste

A picture taken on October 28, 2016 in a supermarket in Lyon, central eastern France, shows signs called "nutri-couleurs", that gives nutrition …

News (South Africa)

19 Clever Ways to Fight Family Food Waste

Does the amount of food you throw away make you cringe? Here are simple ways to toss less and save money to boot.<p>An average family of four wastes about $1500 worth of food every year, according to the USDA. That seems downright shocking--until you think of all those half-eaten apples, discarded …

Parenting

For This Family, The Bigger The Problem, The Bigger The Opportunity

<i>You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes.</i><p>The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN estimates that “roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted.”<p>Recognizing the journalistic injunction to avoid hyperbole, that …

Agriculture

Apply city's zero-waste plan to food so fewer Philadelphians go hungry

Why would Philabundance, a hunger relief organization, care about the city’s Zero Waste and Litter Campaign? Consider these grim statistics:<p>40 …

Recycling

Are the 'Fussy Eaters' In Your Family Wasting Food?

We're all guilty of wasting food, but a new study has found just how much families are throwing away, and the results will shock you. Food waste …

Recycling

This vegan burger is brilliantly upcycled from juice pulp

Ever wonder what happens to all the leftover pulp (which is a lot, by the way) at your favorite juice shops? In some cases, it goes straight to …

Lifestyle

Anthony Bourdain's New Documentary Promises To Reinvent Food Waste

Anthony Bourdain's upcoming documentary will explore the food waste problem in America, where a staggering 40 percent of food produced is</i> …

Anthony Bourdain

Startup Spotlight: Baby Snaps, Waste Not and Helping the Visually Impaired

Rolling into the the Fall, people will be enjoying what’s left of the nice weather before the winter hits. And that means outdoor activities, going …

Startups

Watch: A Sneak Peek at Anthony Bourdain’s New Food Waste Documentary

Chef Dan Barber explains how less-desirable ingredients have shaped food cultures around the world<p>Can Anthony Bourdain and a star-studded cast of famous chefs bring light to the global problem of food waste? The <i>Parts Unknown</i> host hopes his new documentary, <i>Wasted! The Story of Food Waste</i>, will do …

Restaurants

The Tragedy Of The Buffet Commons: Reducing Food Waste At Hotels

There is nothing as universal as the quiet excitement travelers feel when hearing the classic closing line to any cheery hotel check-in: ”And don’t forget–breakfast will be served until 10.”<p>Breakfast buffets are one of the most important factors that contribute to a guest’s decision to book a room …

Sustainability

Scientists Want Us to Use Salmon-Infused Skincare, and We're Kinda Into It

If you’re anything like me, you recycle every last granola box and compost every last scrap of leftover food with militant precision, but how would …

Skin Care

Ten Ways Food Waste Hurts the Environment

When we talk about food waste in America, we’re talking about much more than just food that spoils in your refrigerator. Food waste is a …

Recycling

The free grocery store fighting food waste and hunger

The Free Store, a non-profit organization and grocery store based in Wellington, New Zealand, is serving food for free and aiding in the fight …

Sustainability

Watch This Preview Clip of Dan Barber in Anthony Bourdain's Food Waste Documentary

"Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" premieres next month.<p>As we've become increasingly aware of the kinks present in our food system, food waste has …

Restaurants

The UK Restaurants Taking Food Waste Seriously

Food waste is a global epidemic. A devastating 1.3 tonnes of the stuff (a third of all that is produced) is wasted each year – meaning that radical …

Recycling

Here’s what to do with your left over food instead of binning it

And the solutions are scrumptious<p><b>Words by Sophie Hockings</b><p>The last five years has seen the return of Doc Martins, the jelly sandal, and the scrunchie, …

Recycling

Variety and waste reduction on menu in Boulder Valley school kitchens

Boulder Valley students will see 16 new dishes on their lunch menus this schools year, including chicken and waffles, caprese sliders, chicken tika …

Boulder

4 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste As a College Student

When in doubt, don't just throw it out.<p>Over the summer, I worked at a candy store, and the amount of expired chocolate, jelly beans, and caramels we …

Recycling