Friday Buffet

This Treehugger piece uses some neat illustrations to depict the impact of food waste. And the full set of infographics are even cooler.
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Unfortunately, this WWII poster mixes an anti-waste message with lame sexism.

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Are you part of the hard core apple club? A fifth grade group on a trip learns about conservation, more than halving their food waste.

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According to this article, incineration may not be better than landfill.

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Chocolate waste? What?! A German developer has created a centrifuge to enable chocolate reuse in case of malfunctioning manufacturing machinery. Good–now I’ll be able to sleep at night.

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  1. Posted March 12, 2010 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    I was reading about the hard-core apple club and kept going on the site to the part about orange juice. Didn’t know how “manufactured” orange juice. Unless you squeeze it yourself, you’re getting all kinds of junk along with the juice. Not a waste issue, but certainly a healthy living one.
    thanks for your research!

  2. kate
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    In fairness, Jonathan, you might consider that using the word lame is considered ableist language by many who have had that word used to hurt or marginalize them. I only mention this as it reflects the same kind of blind spot you are attempting to point out in the link.

  3. Posted March 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Kate, thanks for pointing out that blind spot–I hadn’t even considered that ‘lame’ might offend…
    How about stupid? Ridiculous?

    EDFEDG, Isn’t that wild about what goes into OJ? Makes you realize why fresh squeezed tastes so different…

  4. Posted March 12, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Some stark but necessary stats from Treehugger – importantly it points the finger at consumers. We are too ready to blame our failings on industry and retail, but clearly we have individual responsibilities.

    A great mix, haven’t quite got round to the chocolate yet but I will! Someone has to think of these things!

  5. Posted March 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I am ALWAYS on a “Waste No Chocolate” kick. ALWAYS.


  6. Posted March 13, 2010 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    We NEVER waste chocolate either. It’s tough, but we’re committed.

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