Friday Buffet

Food’s cheapness is a major factor in why we waste so much of it. A BlogHer writer makes a compelling case that buying expensive food reduces waste both from overeating and discards.

Waste comes in two forms: food disposed of in the garbage and food disposed of in the human body. When you eat beyond satiety…Yup, you’re treating your body like a trash can.

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Fort Hays State University is the latest landing spot for Chartwells’ Project: Clean Plate. The only real question I have is: colon or no colon?

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More fallout from the Global Food and Farming Futures report: The study’s Chief Scientific Advisor said that “halving the amount of food waste by 2050 could boost today’s annual production by a quarter.”

I’m pretty sure I get that.

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Freeganism (the practice and term) has reached Ohio State and Australia.

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Finally, if you’re going out with a big group in Hong Kong, don’t forget 6 is the new 8.

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  1. Posted January 28, 2011 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    You can rest assured that Freeganism has been alive and kicking in Australia for a long, long time… ;)

  2. Posted January 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Ha. Good to hear from ya, Megan. Yeah, I figured it had been…whether it had a name like freeganism or not.

  3. Posted January 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Life at my house has been beyond zoo-ey over the past few weeks, and it’s amazing how difficult it is to stay on top of food waste when life takes over.

    One of my goals today is to do a clean sweep of the fridge. I know there’s some moldy applesauce in there.

    Sigh . . . .

    Katy Wolk-Stanley
    “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

  4. Posted January 10, 2012 at 1:49 am | Permalink


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