Friday Buffet

Beginning next month, the University of North Texas will be launching an educational campaign to cut campus food waste. Let’s hope it has an impact on students there!

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The Chinese city of Wuhan will be using GPS to track food waste in the waste stream, a reflection of the increased attention being paid to food waste in China.

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The British House of Lords is scrutinizing how the EU is faring on its goal of halving European food waste by 2020. As one would hope, the European Commission is also looking into the topic.

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Say it ain’t so, Saudi Arabia: A local charity has cautioned that a “culture of excess” in The Kingdom is prompting 4,500 tonnes of food waste daily. As with most developed nations, there’s plenty of room for improvement.

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A Mumbai restaurateur discusses several ways he has tried to combat food waste. Interesting stuff, including this gem: “We also started penalising our staff Rs 100 for wasting the food we serve them. I wish I could do the same to some guests!”

 

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