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Ins and outs from the week in food waste

Friday Buffet

Scary data point of the day: in India, 40 percent of the food by value does not reach consumers. And yes, this is a nation where 47 percent of children are underweight. — — If all eyes are on Boston, they will be so for a while! The (commercial) food waste landfill ban doesn’t kick in until [...]

August 15, 2014 | Also posted in Anaerobic Digestion, Food Recovery, International, Waste Ban | Comments closed

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Flamengo just became my favorite Brazilian soccer (football) team. The Brasilia-based team marched a Think.Eat.Save banner on the field recently, promoting the UNEP campaign to reduce food waste. OK, so it was only a banner. But it’s an important step, given that the World Cup will be in Brazil next year. In the meantime, Viva [...]

August 16, 2013 | Also posted in International | Comments closed

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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! — — 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 [...]

August 9, 2013 | Also posted in International, Restaurant, Waste Stream | Comments closed

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This NPR piece takes us inside a New York City hi-rise apartment building that’s now composting as part of a pilot program. Making hi-rise composting work will be a key to New York’s composting future, given New York’s urban landscape. — — Here’s the first peep I’ve seen from Britain suggesting a national ban on [...]

June 28, 2013 | Also posted in Composting, General, International, Waste Stream | Comments closed

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File under ‘rising tide of food waste coverage:’ National Geographic ran this neat piece on how cities manage to compost their abundant food waste. — — Three Hawaiian universities have signed on to fight food waste. Hawaiian food waste takes on a heightened importance, as that food has probably been imported and it’ll likely be exported, [...]

June 21, 2013 | Also posted in Composting, History and Culture, School | Comments closed

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I’d be more excited about freezers that can detect expiration dates if those dates meant anything! With perishables, date labels speak to quality not safety. And they are basically meaningless for frozen food. — — Want some fraud with that food waste? Then talk to these two Edmonds, Wash., food service workers. — — World [...]

June 14, 2013 | Also posted in International, School | Comments closed

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Wow, Reno must be the anti-Vegas! The Atlantis Casino there not only had a food waste diversion goal for 2012, the exceeded it by 56 percent! — — Don’t Judge a Fruit By Its Color, writes the Food Politic blog on HuffPost. The piece looks at government standards and our attitudes to get at this superficial [...]

April 19, 2013 | Also posted in Casino, College, Farmers' Market, Food Recovery | Comments closed

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The NRDC’s Switchboard blog provides a thought-provoking view on the latest thinking from British businesses on how to reduce food waste. And it all starts with a different mindset: that reducing food waste can yield increased revenue. — — On the topic of helping with the bottom line, free food waste reduction seminars would certainly [...]

April 5, 2013 | Also posted in College, International | Comments closed

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Love this idea: a Love Your Leftovers site from the UN Environmental Programme. Add your favorite leftovers recipe to the site and you might win a prize and/or become web-famous. — — The Iowa Senate passed an interesting bill on Wednesday that would require the state to promote food waste reduction and recovery. The Des [...]

March 29, 2013 | Also posted in Composting, International, Leftovers | Comments closed

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Interesting that this Deseret News article focused, at least at the start, on the ugly food/cosmetics facet of food waste. — — Funny, this Voice of America segment on food waste doesn’t exactly sound like the voice of America. But it’s a nice video review of the recent IME report — — Speaking of the [...]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Friday Buffet | Comments closed
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