Friday Buffet

Check out this neat NPR story on gleaning in Tennessee. Great press for the valiant Society of St. Andrew.

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Ag giant Archer Daniels Midland and the University of Illinois are teaming up to figure out how to avoid waste in the developing world. ADM is contributing $10 million to fund the Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the Urbana campus.

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Similarly, in sub-Saharan Africa, the UN’s FAO is trying to reduce post-harvest losses through a variety of methods.

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Once the big boys of the waste world like Waste Management start opening organics recycling facilities, it’s only a matter of time before composting and separate food waste collection go mainstream. What’s that?? They just announced they’re opening one this spring in Florida? Nice!

The last line of the press release has the key stat–only 2.5% of food waste is recycled. Plenty of room for improvement, but also–as WM knows well–a real opportunity.

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Here’s a nice peek into the world of Phoenix food recovery group Waste Not.

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