Category Archives: General

In Brazil

Bom dia! Quick programming note: I won’t be posting for the next few weeks, as I’m in Brazil for the World Cup. I’m also doing a bit of research on food waste and the culinary culture here, so hopefully I’ll have some interesting nuggets to share soonish. In the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying the […]

June 20, 2014 | Posted in General | Comments closed

Webinar Questions Answered

I recently had the honor of giving the first ever webinar for Food Tank. At least that’s what I’m told happened. I just spoke into my computer and hoped that people were listening. And based on the array of questions, at least a few folks were! While we allotted 15 minutes for questions, that time just […]

May 2, 2014 | Also posted in Composting, Energy, Environment | Comments closed

Expect Big Changes with US Food Waste

There’s MAJOR NEWS in the battle against food waste–President Obama plans to issue an Executive Order making it illegal to throw away food. The Executive Order, helped forward by First Lady Michelle Obama’s urging, will amount to a de facto national ban on food waste. An Obama administration official with knowledge of the plans said […]

April 1, 2014 | Also posted in Energy, Environment | Comments closed

Food Waste Doc to Debut

In very exciting news, yesterday saw the release of the trailer for the upcoming food waste documentary Just Eat It. The 75-minute film is finished and will start making the festival rounds next month. I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for the film and can be heard but not seen (probably for the best) in […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in General | Comments closed

Visualizing Australian Food Waste

Apparently, infographic month continues here at Wasted Food, this time for Australia. My favorite stat from Foodwise: Australia’s annual food waste would fill enough trash trucks to stretch from Oz to New Zealand three times! (I will refrain from making a lame Outback Steakhouse joke here.)

December 19, 2013 | Also posted in Infographic, International, Stats | Comments closed

Be Thankful, Not Wasteful

I wrote this as a cross-post for the Think.Eat.Save site, created by the United Nations Environmental Programme. Hope you have a wonderful, waste-free Thanksgiving! — Think. Eat. Save. Those words are not just a rallying cry, they also offer a succinct strategy for minimizing Thanksgiving food waste. Yet, why even worry about squandered food on a […]

November 25, 2013 | Posted in General | 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 | Also posted in International, Packaging, Storage, Technology | 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

Friday Buffet

Uber-media-friendly app LeftoverSwap launches today! Hopefully its impact will match its ability to generate press. — — Next week is Zero Waste Week! Drop by, sign up and zero out waste…with many of the helpful tips that Rachelle and crew will be providing. — — Glad to hear that the Emirates Environmental Group in the […]

August 30, 2013 | Also posted in Composting, International, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Images on Excess

I’m a big fan of infographics, and adding moving (info)graphics does nothing to diminish the impact of this one, made by visual.ly:

July 30, 2013 | Also posted in Stats | Comments closed
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