Sunday Smorgasbord

I’ve always liked college, I have a soft spot for Mississippi and I love gleaning. Put that all together and you have Mississippi State gleaning watermelon.photo by giniger (via Creative Commons)

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I’m sad to report that the California bill that would have made food donation easier at catered events is dead for the year. The office of State Senator Jenny Oropeza, who introduced the bill this year, informed me that it didn’t get the votes to pass the Assembly. Oropeza plans to reintroduce the bill next year.

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Back to college, one Missouri grad student did something really cool: he started a composting program.

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I’ve always wanted to read the confessions of a high school lunchlady. This particular confessions have a few waste-related thoughts toward the end.

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Given that I’m writing this from Portland right now, this is fitting: Portland International Airport already has compost bins in one food court, but hopes to dramatically expand its food waste collection.

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