Monthly Archives: October 2013

Art Against Waste

Images (and actions) speak louder than words. To wit: these neat finalists in a food waste ad contest and Klaus Pichler’s amazing photos. The Glue Society, an independent creative collective, just added to that growing body of food waste art with their installation More Than Ten Items or Less at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas. [...]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Events | Comments closed

Coming Attractions: Food Waste Protocol

The World Resources Institute just announced plans to create a Global Food Loss and Waste Measurement Protocol. Not since 1984 and Goldie Hawn’s glory days have I been so excited about the word ‘protocol.’ WRI, a DC-based think tank, is creating this set of guidelines to help countries and companies measure and monitor food waste/loss. The GFLWP, [...]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Environment, International, Stats | Comments closed

Don’t Waste ‘World Food Day’

Today is World Food Day, and this year’s theme is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.” That’s not quite the same thing as food waste, but it’s really close. It’s a good opportunity to think about how fortunate most of us are to have regular access to food and to try to make [...]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Environment, Events, International | Comments closed

Food Packaging in the Limelight

Most of us hold a vague (or fervent) view that the less packaging the better. When it comes to food, though, it’s not as simple as that. On the one hand, packaged food prevents choice in the amount we buy, which can prompt overbuying (and waste). Then again, packaging can keep food fresher longer and [...]

October 14, 2013 | Posted in General, International, Packaging, Storage, Technology | Comments closed

Befriend Your Fridge (and Freezer)

Here’s a blast of knowledge: The below NRDC infographic helps us get to know our refrigerators better so as to combat food waste. Read and learn!

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Food Safety, Household, Storage | Comments closed

Packaging-Prevented Waste?

Starting in November, the Canadian food packaging industry will tackle food waste. Canadian-based, though North American in scope, The Packaging Association (PAC) announced plans on Monday to seek food waste solutions through packaging. Citing the global scope of waste (1/3 of global food wasted), PAC’s board of directors will launch the PAC Food Waste Initiative. [...]

October 8, 2013 | Posted in International | Comments closed

Panera Proudly Pushes Donation

I was pleasantly surprised to bump into this Panera Bread ad touting their donation program. As you can see, through a Feeding America partnership, Panera will now donate the remaining bread at the end of every day to those in need. Now, this won’t be easy to pull off, given the uniqueness of every market [...]

October 4, 2013 | Posted in Food Recovery, Restaurant | Comments closed

Danes Demand an End to Waste

On Friday, Copenhagen will be…United Against Food Waste. The day will be a first: industry, government and consumers joining in a public event to tackle food waste. Even more encouraging, stakeholders from various stages of the food chain will speak at the event, which falls under the EU FUSIONS umbrella. In addition to the speeches, the [...]

October 2, 2013 | Posted in Events, Food Recovery, Hunger, International | Comments closed
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