Category Archives: Personal

Friday Buffet

A Washington supermarket has an on-site contraption that converts food waste into liquid fertilizer. Organics alchemy, in action! — — The 42 million pounds of food that Forgotten Harvest will recover this year is…a lot. The most, actually. — — Piles of Indian wheat rotting by the side of the road? What a shame; what […]

May 11, 2012 | Also posted in Composting, Food Recovery, Friday Buffet, General, Supermarket | Comments closed

Wednesday Quiz

What are you looking at? Leave your guess as a comment. And yes, it was edible.

May 9, 2012 | Also posted in Household | Comments closed

Putting Food In Its Place

One of the main reasons we waste food is that we don’t know what we have on hand. That’s why  storing food in clear containers is so important. Another way I’ve been avoiding waste lately has been by using this: I know what you’re thinking: ‘How does a really, really shiny pepper help avoid waste?’ […]

May 1, 2012 | Also posted in Household | Comments closed

UNusual Week

I just spent three days at the Rome headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, where I met people from all corners of the globe and talked trash (or food waste) with them. I was at FAO to collaborate with researchers in an ongoing project to create a global food waste footprint. As you might […]

March 23, 2012 | Also posted in Energy, Environment | Comments closed

Public Service Announcement

Just a quick reminder, folks: You can trim the mold off cheese! I highly recommend it, especially for a variety as delicious as Dill Havarti.

March 19, 2012 | Also posted in Food Safety, Household | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

While the UK leads the way in waste reduction, they lag in food recovery. A certain Member of Parliament is out to change that. Kerry McCarthy hopes to introduce legislation requiring supermarkets to donate surplus food, rewarding other businesses for donating food and establishing a US-style Good Samaritan Act. And it being 2012, here’s the text of […]

March 16, 2012 | Also posted in Friday Buffet, International, Supermarket | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Don’t forget to enter the drawing for the new book White Bread by commenting here on your favorite use for stale bread. — — Good on ya, mate! Some green-minded Kiwis are pushing their city to ban food waste from the waste stream. — — Denver has a new composting facility. Always a good thing. […]

March 9, 2012 | Also posted in Composting, Restaurant, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Baltimore Bound

Today, I’m headed to Baltimore to give a talk at the Enoch Pratt Free Library (7pm). I’m excited for the chance to spread the word on food waste. If you find yourself near Charm City and looking to hear all about it, come on down! Thanks to the United Way of Central Maryland, Wesleyan University […]

March 5, 2012 | Posted in Personal | Comments closed

Keepin’ it Real…Ugly

It can get a little ugly when I go to the farmer’s market. Just this ugly: These are actual (greenhouse-grown) peppers bought at The Durham Farmer’s Market this past weekend. No photoshopping, I promise. Despite their shar-pei appearance,  they were delicious. Proving once again that food doesn’t have to look perfect or homogeneous to taste […]

January 17, 2012 | Also posted in Farmers' Market | Comments closed

Greetings from Milan

Buongiorno, friends. I’m at the Barilla’s International Forum on Food and Nutrution. I just participated in a panel on food waste, which was pretty fascinating. First, it was heartening to experience so many intelligent people considering the topic of wasted food. Second, the level of research on the topic in Europe is impressive. And the […]

November 30, 2011 | Also posted in International | Comments closed