Monday Buffet

If you’re in the mood for some startling food waste stats on a Monday morning, look no further than this piece gleaning some shockers from the recent FAO report.

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And here’s a followup from that same FAO world waste study–a report on post-harvest losses in sub-Saharan Africa.

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MSNBC weighed in with this piece on how ‘use-by’ dates prompt waste. Not shocking, but it contained this particularly useful passage:

There’s no magical threshold after which a certain food harvested on a certain date suddenly goes bad, Hurd said. “All food has bacteria in it all the time. As that bacteria grows, there’s a continuum along which food becomes more harmful.”

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An Oregon school slashed the amount of food it sends to the landfill by adopting–wait for it–a pig!

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During lunch with Jodi Bart, the woman behind the Tasty Touring blog, I tested out a new acronym to help folks trim their waste. Let me know what you think…

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One Comment

  1. Bernie
    Posted June 8, 2011 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Maybe my brain is early morning fuzzy but I found that a few minutes after reading the “spoil” acronym, I could only remember shop and organize. Maybe the explanations for the letters could be shorter. also if it were posted somewhere, like on my fridge, it might make more of dent in my memory resistant brain.

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