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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