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Swiss Buffet Banking on Waste

The global, national or even household cost of food waste can be difficult to quantify. Yet, sometimes it’s not too hard. At the Patrizietta restaurant in Switzerland, it costs 5 francs (roughly $5) per person. At the Ticino area restaurant you can take all you want from the 12 franc¬†buffet, but not finishing it will [...]

May 12, 2014 | Posted in Restaurant, Unfinished Food Charge | Comments closed

Fine with a Fine?

In American Wasteland, I wrote about a buffet in London that charges a fee for food left uneaten and donates the proceeds to Oxfam. This editorial advocating that buffet restaurants fine patrons for uneaten food caught my eye. The idea stemmed from a seafood restaurant in Sapporo that is pretty particular about how customers eat [...]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Restaurant, Unfinished Food Charge | Comments closed

NPR Wasted Food Weekend

This weekend was a wasted food feast over on NPR.¬†First, The Splendid Table quiz asked: What is a Saudi restaurateur doing to reduce food waste? Head to the 32:00 mark for the question and answer. — — And over on A Praire Home Companion, Stephanie Davis sang the only gleaning song I’ve ever heard. “Give [...]

October 31, 2011 | Posted in Farm, Food Recovery, Restaurant | Comments closed
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