Friday Buffet

Since food prices are set to increase in 2013, it’s the perfect time to cut waste to keep your food costs steady. The Globe and Mail concurs.

Meanwhile, that article contains the astounding fact that “Canadian households waste 38 per cent of their food purchased in store and restaurants.” Whoa.

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This Pittsburgh Post-Gazette piece provides a solid snapshot on American food waste. And then the author followed it up with this think piece on dumpster diving!

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Hong Kong food waste increased by 11 percent from 2010 to 2011. That’s why it’s heartening to learn (in the same article) that the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions is recovering fresh food.

And while Hong Kong’s 1.1 pounds (0.5 kg) daily per capita food waste is sizable, it’s dwarfed by the U.S. figure of 1.5 pounds!

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Not quite sure what a “Food + Technology trend” is, but it’s always encouraging to see food waste make lists like this Forbes one.  It’s validation that the issue is finally receiving some attention.

And here’s a bit on how the American food industry is wising up on waste. More wising up, please!

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