Friday Buffet

A vermicomposter in every kitchen? GreenWiggler provides the knowhow for a simple, D.I.Y. worm bin.photo by Tostie14 via Creative Commons

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A Notre Dame student plans to start a composting program. And not a moment too soon, as the average Golden Dome diner wastes more than a quarter pound (5.03 ounces) per meal.

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While things are looking up for Notre Dame’s Irish, The actual Irish could do better. Ireland’s food waste increased 5 percent in 2007.

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A new initiative at the British site Love Food, Hate Waste highlights “food lovers.” Neat stuff, but come on, lads. Are we to conclude that no blokes love food enough to ensure it doesn’t go to waste?

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Leftovers: source of marital discord? Oy vey.

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It’s neat that ninth graders in Kent, Conn., are collecting and weighing food waste. But rewarding the table with the least waste without addressing portion size could prompt overeating. Like the “clean your plate” ethic, it’s tricky stuff.

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