Category Archives: Food Recovery

Austin’s Año Against Food Waste

Late in December, the Austin City Council declared 2013 the Year of Food Waste Prevention and Recovery in Austin, Texas. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it’s encouraging and important because: Whereas, America wastes 40 percent of its food; and Whereas wasted food has negative environmental impact and represents a lost opportunity to [...]

January 16, 2013 | Also posted in Legislation | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Beautiful rot? That may or not be an oxymoron, but Joe Buglewicz’s photography series Rotten is worth a look. It’s similar to Klaus Pichler’s fabulous One Third project. — — Feeding the 5,000, that fabulous public event using rescued foods to feed the needy, happened in Dublin this week. Have a look: — — The Dublin [...]

November 30, 2012 | Also posted in Hunger, International | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Many of you will relate to Molly Watson’s determination to avoid melon waste through kitchen effort and ingenuity. — — Meanwhile, there’s a lot to like about making sandwiches out of leftovers. A great waste-avoiding strategy with a tasty byproduct! — — Wondering why we don’t feed much food waste to livestock? Here’s a succinct answer [...]

September 7, 2012 | Also posted in Friday Buffet, Household, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

To these ears, the linked stories on milk wastage in Senegal and the US sounded like some high-quality reporting. — — A national network is brewing on college campuses…a Food Recovery Network. — — Wasted, the excellent new NRDC food waste report, continues to receive plenty of well-deserved coverage. One small reminder–The NRDC report didn’t “find” that [...]

August 31, 2012 | Also posted in College, International | Comments closed

Food Recovery in a Flash

FlashFood, a student-run group out of Arizona State, are pioneering a new food recovery app. It’s providing neat model for how technology can connect excess food with those who need it, via willing student volunteers. Check it out: I think this idea has real potential with caterers and restaurants, who often have extra food but [...]

August 15, 2012 | Also posted in College | Comments closed

Caring Through Crops

When you’re starting a food recovery operation, it helps to have a catchy name. And if you can coin a verb to go with it–even better. The Fayetteville, Arkansas-based founders of Seeds that Feed have accomplished both. CareCropping, their play on ‘sharecropping,’ is a way for gardeners and farmers to alleviate hunger by donating a [...]

August 13, 2012 | Also posted in Farmers' Market | Comments closed

Peachy Keen

New Jersey peach producers usually throw away about a million cosmetically-challenged (blemished) peaches every year. This year, they’ve decided to do something about it. Eastern ProPak, a N.J. growers collective, has teamed up with the Food Bank of South Jersey and Campbell’s Soup to create a peach salsa from unsellable fruit. The result is Just [...]

August 2, 2012 | Also posted in Farm, Hunger | Comments closed

Food Recovery Clears Another Farm Bill Hurdle

The Senate version of the Farm Bill passed on Thursday with the tiniest of nods to gleaning, or food recovery. While there’s no joy in seeing cuts in per-family food assistance, there’s a glimmer of hope that this next Farm Bill would include a microloan program for food rescue groups. This amendment proposed by Sen. [...]

June 22, 2012 | Also posted in Legislation | Comments closed

Farmers’ Market Food Recovery

A personal update: I recently began working with a local non-profit called Farmer Foodshare. It’s a neat organization that redistributes farmers’ market excess to those in need while supporting small farmers. Here’s how it works: Market shoppers donate money (or food). We use that money to buy from farmers. At the end of the market, farmers [...]

June 11, 2012 | Also posted in Farmers' Market, Personal | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization continues to push waste reduction as part of the solution for our broken food system. Here, here! — — Rubies in the Rubble makes me wish I lived in London and I had more of a use for chutney. Cool stuff: — — Tattooing bananas. Looks fun, as long [...]

June 1, 2012 | Also posted in Events, Farmers' Market, Friday Buffet, Garden, International | Comments closed
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