Monthly Archives: June 2010

Friday Buffet

A late addition to the steam table: New York’s Dept. of Ag says it’s okay to change the sell-by date on food. The rule itself isn’t terrible, considering the sell-by date is aimed at stores. But it seems like a bad idea in that it could lead to abuse. — — A year into San Francisco’s mandatory […]

June 4, 2010 | Posted in Composting, Environment, Friday Buffet, Household, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Going Green in the Granite State

NPR’s Morning Edition recently profiled a tiny composting company in New Hampshire. It’s always fun to see food waste receive national attention. EcoMovement collects restaurant food waste from about 30 eateries near Portsmouth, N.H, and I’m sure that number will only grow after the company’s NPR exposure. Founder Rian Bedard saw composting up close while […]

June 3, 2010 | Posted in Composting, Restaurant | Comments closed

No Food For You!

Talk about a culture clash. A Japanese chef in Sydney is taking a firm stance on plate waste. As in: don’t clean your plate, don’t come back. Those who leave food behind at chef Yukako Ichikawa’s restaruant, Wafu, are informally banned from returning. As she put it, “(When they try to return), if I remember their face, […]

June 1, 2010 | Posted in Restaurant | Comments closed