Food Waste

These Delicious Treats Fight Food Waste

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Recycling

"Share Tables" at Schools Reduce Food Waste and Keep Hungry Kids Fed

In order to combat childhood hunger and food waste, several Florida schools came up with an innovative idea: share tables. Now, instead of throwing …

Orange County

How one Toronto tech startup is cutting food waste — and your dinner tab

Feedback App connects people with nearby restaurants that are about to throw away unsold food and offers it up at a discount.<p>Josh and Ben Walters are …

Recycling

School "Share Tables" Are Taking on Child Hunger and Food Waste

This idea is genius!<p>When nearly 13 million children face hunger every day, but the United States currently wastes about 40% of its food supply, …

Education

Calgary restaurants eager to keep food waste out of landfills under new bylaw

Composting bylaw impacts approximately 80,000 local businesses<p>The namesake of Nick's Steakhouse in northwest Calgary says composting has barely …

Recycling

Fact check: Walmart throws away piles of unexpired food in viral video, but why?

A viral Facebook video showing shopping carts full of unsold food being disposed at a Walmart in Celina, Ohio has caused uproar online, with many …

World News

Root-to-stem cooking: Reducing food waste is a food trend

Root-to-stem cooking, photo by Cristine Struble<p>Don’t throw away vital parts of the vegetable. The food trend to reduce food waste has home cooks …

Food & Dining

School ‘Share Tables’ Keep Hungry Kids Fed And Prevent Food Waste

Schools across the country are using share tables<p>For at least a year, schools across the country have been creating share tables to save food from …

Education

It’s so easy to compost. So why am I still not doing it?

I opened the Umbra inbox to find a question from our new intern and recent Seattle transplant, Zoya: How does compost work?<p>Zoya! Don’t be shy! Just …

Environmentalism

Organic agriculture can help feed the world, but only if we eat less meat and stop wasting food

Agriculture could go organic worldwide if we slashed food waste and stopped using so much cropland to feed livestock, a new study finds.<p>The analysis, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that it will take several strategies operating at once to feed the growing human population in …

Agriculture

How Brooklyn's Hottest Brunch Spot Went Zero-Waste

One of the most-discussed topics in the food world isn’t what goes into a dish. Instead, it’s what’s being thrown out after that dish is made. Food …

Recycling

Can the Guest-imator really avoid too many Thanksgiving leftovers?

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)<p>Thanksgiving leftovers can be delicious but Thanksgivings leftovers a week after Thanksgiving aren’t a good idea. …

Thanksgiving

Food Waste and Organics Diversion and Recovery in Municipal Programs

Food Waste and Organics Diversion and Recovery in Municipal Programs<p><b>Date/Time:</b> Thursday, November 16, 2017, 2:00PM to 3:45PM ET<p><b>Cost:</b></b> …

Recycling

'Successful failures' – the problem with food banks

From their inception in the early 1990s, Australian food banks were supposed to be a temporary solution to food poverty.<p>They have since morphed from …

Agriculture

Get Wasted on these 3 Sustainable Cocktail Recipes that Actually Minimize Food Waste

The first instance of sustainable cocktails can be traced to the classic Tiki drink, in which fruit shells were used to hold flaming garnishes. …

Let the Guest-Imator help create the perfect (and less wasteful) Thanksgiving meal

Buying the right amount of food for Thanksgiving sometimes takes guesswork. You want to have enough, but don't want to be overwhelmed with …

Thanksgiving

Food transformed: from garbage to gourmet

A London-based catering business is turning surplus artisan produce into high-quality, affordable meals<p><i>This article has been created by Positive News</i> …

Good News

The simple change you can make to stop wasting food

Our global food system is drowning in waste. About one third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted every year, and the US alone wastes as much as 40% of its food. More food ends up in American landfills and incinerators than any other single material.<p>Many people have undertaken …

Big Ideas

Nearly half of all fresh potatoes thrown away daily by UK households

Figures show nearly 3 million potatoes a day are wasted, at a cost of £230m a year<p>Nearly half of the edible fresh potatoes bought by UK householders each day are thrown away - nearly 2.7 million of them per day, and at a “staggering” annual cost of £230m, figures show.<p>The humble spud is the second …

Environment

Arup report proposes transforming food waste into building materials

Food waste is an enormous problem worldwide. It's estimated that anywhere between one-third to one-half of all food produced is wasted, contributing …

Sustainability

Wasted! Looks at the major issue of food waste

Chef Anthony Bourdain hosts this interesting documentary on the massive amount of wasted food in our current supply chain, and how it could be …

Anthony Bourdain

Focus: Food waste recycled into millions of dollars

Your news how you want it.<p>On the go and no time to finish that story right now? Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any …

New Zealand News

Neighbors raise a stink over plan to expand composting operation near Ashland tourism spot

ASHLAND, Neb. — Controversy is swirling over a composting operation near the tourism attractions at the Interstate 80 interchange that leads to …

Cities and Businesses Are Teaming Up to Conquer Food Waste

In Nashville and New York, officials are leveraging relationships with companies and nonprofits to get smarter about food usage and disposal.<p>American cities have a trash problem: there’s too much of it, and not enough places to put it. Even Nashville, which stores its waste in nearby Rutherford …

Recycling

Anthony Bourdain's new film explores problem of food waste

<b>The problem may seem immense, but there are many good solutions.</b><p>Anthony Bourdain wants you to "use everything, waste nothing." The celebrity chef is …

Sustainability

New York’s Sanitation Bureau Is Searching For Food Waste Innovations

A new grant program is offering cash to businesses who find ways to shrink their organic waste stream.<p>Every day, New York residents, institutions, and businesses produce around 24,000 tons of solid waste. Around 20% of that waste is food.<p>Perhaps no city bureau is more familiar with the issue of …

Sustainability

Innovation needed to feed an extra 83 million people a year

As the world population grows and becomes more affluent, and as consumers become more fickle, the food and beverage industry is facing new …

Agriculture

West Hartford Launches Curbside Food Waste Recycling Program

About 130 West Hartford homeowners are taking part in a 15-week experiment to see if average families can help change the depressing statistic that …

Recycling

Eat Less Meat If You Care About the Planet, Award-Winning Chef Says

In the United States, 40% of the food we produce is going to waste.<p>From table scraps to grocery store excess to industrial farm waste, the food …

Agriculture

Want to Cut Back on Food Waste This Holiday Season? Check Out This Brilliant Calculator

The most anticipated meal for many is right around the corner … Thanksgiving. For those who are trying to cut back on their food waste, the holiday’s …

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