Friday Buffet

The NRDC is at it again, this time publishing an issue brief on fruit and vegetable loss at the farm and packing level. Hot off the press!

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Here are a few Big Facts: 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted globally every year. That equates to 6-10% of human-generated greenhouse gas emissions.

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When the clock stikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, residents of Bowen Island (in Metro Vancouver) will not be allowed to throw out food scraps. This move is part of Vancouver’s plan to divert all organic waste from landfill by 2015 and cut waste in half by 2020.

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As part of the EPA Food Recovery Challenge, Arizona’s three public universities have set a 5% reduction goal over the next year. Laudable and doable!

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New Hampshire’s Keene State University is tackling cafeteria food waste, or at least they’re keen to. Yep…must be Friday.

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