Monthly Archives: September 2013

Food: Too Good To Waste

King County (Washington) just launched an amazing campaign called Food: Too Good To Waste. They ran a pilot program last year, but have scaled up the initiative to include, among other things…videos! In the videos, Chef Jackie, of campaign partner PCC Natural Markets, is the star. After watching her help families reduce their food waste in [...]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Household, Leftovers, Repurposing | Comments closed

Visualizing Food Waste’s Footprint

Courtesy of the UN FAO, here’s a nice overview of the environmental footprint of food wastage*: * Note–’Wastage’ includes both waste and loss. All the food produced but not eaten, globally.

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Environment, International, Stats | Comments closed

Could Cookisto Conquer All?

These days, web-based peer-to-peer services are all the rage. If it has worked for accommodation, cab rides, and deliveries, why not with selling prepared foods?(What’s that you say? Health code rules? OK, fine–that may be an issue.) The web site/concept Cookisto is filling that edible void by allowing home chefs to post and sell their [...]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in International, Leftovers, Technology | Comments closed

Visualizing Food Waste

I do love infographics…and this is a great one! Nice work, Sustainable America.

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Stats | Comments closed

“Best” Make Some Changes

The NRDC and Harvard Law School released an excellent, in-depth report on date labels today. The Dating Game is required reading for anyone trying to make sense of the expiration dates. The report details the current situation with date labels, and it’s a grim one. There’s no consistency in terminology; instead it’s a jumble of [...]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in General | Comments closed

Food Waste is World’s Third-Largest Carbon Emitter

Global food wastage accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than any country except the US and China. For those who speak climate change, that’s 3.3 Gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent. That finding and many, many more are part of the long-anticipated UN FAO study Food Wastage Footprint (here’s the full study PDF). It’s particularly exciting for me [...]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Environment, International, Stats | Comments closed

Tuesday Roundup

Food Shift’s food waste awareness ads are now up on BART (public transit) in the Bay Area. Those of us elsewhere can still enjoy the message and art below, and then pledge to reduce food waste via Food Shift’s site. — — Speaking of pledges, Zero Waste Week is happening…[he double checks his calendar]…this week in [...]

September 3, 2013 | Posted in Food Recovery, International, Waste Stream | Comments closed
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