Tag Archives: House

Legislating Date Labels

America’s date label status quo has expired. Lack of a national standard on date labels combined with a jumble of state laws on the subject causes a jumble of confusing terms. A recent Harvard/Hopkins survey (PDF) documented the extent of that confusion. In that haze, we often throw out perfectly good food. That confusion causes [...]

May 19, 2016 | Posted in Food Safety, Legislation | 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 | Posted in Food Recovery, Legislation | Comments closed

Un-Greening the Capitol

It was somewhat surprising to hear that the GOP leadership decided to scrap the Capitol composting plan last week. Surprising, because who doesn’t like composting? Somewhat, because you can find opposition to anything except ice cream and puppies in Washington. The UPI reported that House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) decided to cut the program instituted [...]

January 31, 2011 | Posted in Composting, Energy | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Food’s cheapness is a major factor in why we waste so much of it. A BlogHer writer makes a compelling case that buying expensive food reduces waste both from overeating and discards. Waste comes in two forms: food disposed of in the garbage and food disposed of in the human body. When you eat beyond [...]

January 28, 2011 | Posted in College, Composting, Friday Buffet, Household, International | Comments closed
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