Tag Archives: Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Want Something Wonky?

This week we learned that more than 80 percent of Britons are willing to buy produce of imperfect shape or color. At least that’s what they said when asked that in a poll conducted by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Note–they weren’t asked about fruits and vegetables with blemishes or bruises, but just the so-called “ugly” fruits […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in International, Supermarket | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

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

Half Wasted: Headline Review

In reporting yesterday’s big news that 30 to 50% of global food isn’t eaten, many headline writers focused on the higher figure. Here’s a quick roundup to see how various media organizations approached that age-old battle: attention vs. accuracy Misleading Huffington Post UK Los Angeles Times Australian Broadcasting Company The Globe and Mail Daily Mail […]

January 11, 2013 | Posted in International, Stats | Comments closed

Wasting No Time Analyzing New Waste Study

The Institute of Mechanical Engineers just released a major study on global food waste. It’s always exciting to see further research on food waste come to light and Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not is no exception. Its major finding is that 30 to 50% of the world’s food never reaches human stomachs. The lower figure isn’t […]

January 10, 2013 | Posted in International, Stats | Comments closed
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