Sunday night, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackled food waste. For fans of the comedian and the show, that is a wonderful thing. For first-timers, know that there is plenty of explicit language. Last Week Tonight sure does a nice job of tricking us into learning. Their treatment of food waste did not disappoint. [...]
July 21, 2015 | Posted in General
Now that the summer produce season is in full swing… We really need your help in creating an alphabet out of fruit and vegetables. Just to give you a sense, here are some previous examples. Once we get all the letters, we’ll create an awesome alphabet poster. So please tweet your letter-like garden and market [...]
July 20, 2015 | Posted in Alphabet Produce
Carolina Dining Services recently published this recap of their fabulous Feeding the 5,000 event at UNC. Have a look–it’s four minutes well spent. Experience the day and all the work that went into it.
June 24, 2015 | Posted in College, Institutional, Repurposing
There has been plenty of attention on wasted food in America recently, but very few assessments of how Americans feel about the topic. That changed yesterday with the publishing of the first national consumer survey on wasted food in the US. There’s an abundance of findings to be gleaned from the Johns Hopkins report, which [...]
How the heck do Americans feel about all of this wasted food? Until now, we didn’t really know. Fortunately, researchers at Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health asked that question (and many more) in the first nationally representative consumer survey focused on wasted food in America. Today marks the long-anticipated (at least in this neck of [...]
June 10, 2015 | Posted in Household, Stats
Today is World Environment Day. So buy the environment a drink. Or better yet, don’t waste any food. I’m not a huge fan of these kinds of days–except for National Ice Cream Day (July 19), of course–but they do force us to take stock. And for me, that means reflecting on the significant environmental impact of [...]
June 5, 2015 | Posted in Environment
Got stale bread? You probably will at some point. Courtesy of Sustainable America, here are 10 helpful tips on how to use your old bread.
June 3, 2015 | Posted in Household, Infographic, Repurposing
Maria Finn is an author, journalist and artist. While she was an Autodesk Artist in Residence in late 2014, she set out to change our perception of food and food waste. Following an evening spent shucking oysters, she found herself faced with a mountain of shells. Instead of discarding them, she created beautiful oyster shell tiles that now [...]
May 18, 2015 | Posted in Environment, Seafood
You know what’s weird? We pay such close attention to saving a buck or two at the supermarket, but rarely consider how much money we’re throwing away through the food we waste.
May 7, 2015 | Posted in General, Household, Supermarket
The French take their food seriously. And now we know that they don’t look too kindly on it being wasted. In mid-April, a government-appointed committee released a proposal to tackle food waste in France (PDF in French). The Fight Against Food Waste (Lutte Contre Le Gaspillage Alimentaire – #GaspillageAlimentaire) suggests 36 ways to do just [...]
May 1, 2015 | Posted in International, Leftovers