Friday Buffet

Seven-Eleven stores in Japan are not allowed to discount food near expiration dates/times–essentially mandated to waste food.

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At U.S. bases in Iraq, food waste in Iraq is tossed and burned along with everything else. We can do better, says Army infantry captain Timothy Hsia in a Times op-ed.

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In addition to recovering a heckuva lotta food, D.C. Central Kitchen is getting greener. FYI, that link comes courtesy of the DCCK offshoot and college food recovery initiative, The Campus Kitchen Project.

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Having kids make their own bento boxes means less waste? Domo arigato.
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According to this article,¬†Little Debbie creates a lot of food waste! The snack-maker currently gives it to a farmer, but they’re¬†. looking at turning it into ethanol and biodiesel.
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Finally, Quaker is giving away bowls of oatmeal this Monday in Times Square from 7 to 10:30 am. There will be a simulataneous food drive happening and Quaker has teamed up with Share Our Strength to chip away at child hunger.
I wonder what will become of the excess oatmeal? Will there be any? I’d be there to find out except for the whole living in another state thing…

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5 Comments

  1. Posted March 6, 2009 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    It’d be pretty nice to see the military wasting less I suppose, and yet the oil consumption (having little bearing upon the topic of food waste) of the US military makes them the largest consumer of oil in the world ( http://www.energybulletin.net/node/13199 ). In fact, most of the oil consumed in the world was consumed in the cause of defense and war. That being said, I think it’s kind of silly that in the article, they say that they’re trying to teach soldiers to be good stewards of the environment. “Once you’re done driving that Humvee around on maneuvers all day soldier, lick your plate clean!”
    Peace and Love,
    Dan

  2. Posted March 6, 2009 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    P.S. Seriously? We’re going to talk about recycling while using Depleted Uranium in our military hardware? I suppose though, that Depleted Uranium shells and armor is part of their recycling plan anyway.

  3. Posted March 6, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Great blog, Jonathan.

    Our Home [Eco]nomics blogger Diane Selkirk references your blog in her recent post about reducing food waste:

    http://www.granvilleonline.ca/node/4498

  4. Posted March 7, 2009 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    So right, Dan.

    But, hey, at least that Army captain is trying. While he won’t cut Humvee usage or get them to stop using depleted uranium shells, maybe he can get the brass to do the right thing with their trash and food waste.

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