Monthly Archives: January 2011

Friday Buffet

Don’t look now but…here comes another app to help avoid food waste: Consume Within. — — Recently, PBS cooking maestra Lidia Bastianich posted a commitment to reduce her waste. She even asked her readers to follow suit and share their experiences at her site’s community table. — — Who wouldn’t want to learn a bit […]

January 7, 2011 | Posted in Composting, Energy, Friday Buffet, Household | Comments closed

New Estimates for a New Era

It’s not every year you get a new USDA study on food waste! 2011 is off to a great start with the recent release of Consumer-Level Food Loss Estimates and Their Use in the ERS Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Data. It’s a mouthful, for sure. So what does it mean/contain? In short, the publication updates the […]

January 5, 2011 | Posted in Household, Institutional, Restaurant, Stats | Comments closed

Clean Plate Club?

As we ease into 2011, it’s a decent time to revisit the ‘clean your plate’ ethic, as this Kansas City Star columnist does. In this obesity-heavy era, it’s easy to scoff at the idea that we should eat all that’s on our plates. There are the eating disorder worries. And with today’s portion sizes so […]

January 3, 2011 | Posted in History and Culture, Household | Comments closed