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Food Waste

Tax Break Would Enable Farmers, Small Businesses To Donate Enough Food For 100 Million Meals

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

The U.S. wasted 35 million tons of food in 2012. But a single tax deduction could help bring some of those resources to struggling people who are desp...

Earth Day: A Two-step Strategy Makes a Sustainable Difference

Brian Kennell | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Sustainability is top of mind as this week we mark Earth Day and Arbor Day, tributes aimed at raising respect for the environment. That makes this the perfect moment to note a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that says, "Brands that place packaging" into commerce must take more responsibility for its life cycle impact.

This Is How We Can Have Enough Water to Support a Future Population of 9 Billion People

Angela Morelli | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Angela Morelli

If we really want to have enough water to support a future global population of 9 billion people we should protect the world's farmers, because they play such a crucial role in managing 92 percent of the water we use, by producing the world's food.

Before-And-After Photos Show How Appetizing Food Waste Can Be

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Taste

Cartilage and vegetable pulp has never looked so good.

"Waste Not" Never Looked Like This

Liz Neumark | Posted 03.16.2015 | Taste
Liz Neumark

Guaranteed, you will look at your pantry and fridge differently.

Students Devise Way To Feed Homeless Meals, Cut Food Waste All At Once

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

One Philadelphia homeless shelter used to have a major pea problem. Bethesda Project's My Brother’s House had an abundance of smooth Alaska peas ...

The True Cost of Food Waste

Dan Glickman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Dan Glickman

A new report by the UK Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) projects that reducing food waste by 20 to 50 percent per year by 2030 could save $120 billion to $300 billion annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 200 million to 1 billion tons, which is more than the annual emissions of Germany.

Cutting Food Waste Could Save $300 Billion And Feed Hungry: Report

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact

By Chris Arsenault ROME, Feb 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reducing consumer food waste could save the global economy up to $300 ...

What If

Enid Borden | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Enid Borden

What If. Two simple words that have confounded generation after generation of politicians. What If. Two simple words that have energized generation after generation of social entrepreneurs.

7 Foods That Expire Way Before You Think They Do

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Taste

Think your spices stay good for eternity? Think again.

How Businesses Can Fight Food Waste

Brian Kennell | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Throwing out food scraps and leftovers hardly seems controversial until you consider the stats: Some 870 million people, one-in-eight on Earth, go to bed hungry every night, notes the World Food Programme.

Alena Hall

Man Who Grew Up In Struggling Immigrant Household Leaves Wall Street Job To Help Homeless

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact

The son of two Korean immigrant parents who once struggled to make ends meet, Robert Lee understood as a young child what it's like to feel hungry. He...

The Future of Food: How to Feed 9 Billion People?

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

The scarcity of healthy options in low-income neighborhoods in developed countries and the decreased purchasing power make people opt for a unhealthy and cheap processed foods rather than seasonal and local fruit and vegetables.

Food Waste Is A Serious Problem In The U.S.

Colleen Callahan | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

Through innovative monitoring and tracking technology, a network of 200 food banks across the country, a dedicated volunteer force and one of the largest fleets of trucks in the nation that helps move rescued food safely and efficiently, we have managed to rescue billions of pounds of food

Wasted Opportunities: Food Waste Problems And Solutions

Damon Cory-Watson | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Damon Cory-Watson

Wasting food is a choice. By understanding the inefficiencies in our food system and by looking for ways to improve them, we can change our behavior and prevent wasted food.

Top 5 Food Trends To Watch In 2015

Peter Lehner | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Peter Lehner

The FDA should recognize the latest science and get dangerous chemicals out of food packaging, and young farmers will embrace a new climate-conscious paradigm in farming that makes healthy soil a priority.

Let 2015 Be The Year Of Ugly Produce

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste

Nothings perfect, not even your carrot.

How To Save Money By Making Fresh Food Last Longer

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.22.2014 | Taste

Food waste is a monumental problem. Here are some simple ways to fight it.

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

Caroline Kaufman, RDN | Posted 12.08.2014 | Taste
Caroline Kaufman, RDN

Learn how to properly store your groceries to keep food flavorful, save money on groceries, and reduce food waste.

For ICN2 to Succeed, We Need a New Food System Paradigm

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

By 2050, the world's population will reach 9 billion -- and all will need nutritious diets. Yet despite the intrinsic relationship between the food we grow and the food we eat, the agriculture and nutrition sectors are only just now beginning to overcome decades of mutual isolation.

Reduce Food Waste to Make a Difference This Holiday Season

Gina McCarthy | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Gina McCarthy

The holiday season is almost here -- a time to share gifts, food, and happiness with friends and family. It's also a time to remember those struggling to make ends meet. This holiday season, consumers and businesses can make a difference by reducing food waste, which helps save money, feed the hungry, and protect the environment.

11 Easy Ways To Reduce Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green

America has a food waste problem. A big one. In 2012, we threw away a fifth of the food that was grown, harvested, and bought, according to the U.S. E...

We Could End Hunger If We Recovered Half Of The 1.3 Billion Tons Of Food Wasted Each Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact

Advocates claim a new, innovative website could help salvage some of the alarming amount of global food waste. The Global Community of Practice on ...

The People's Climate March, Food Waste and Meghan Trainor

Nick Papadopoulos | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Nick Papadopoulos

Food, with a third of it going to waste and blasting our atmosphere with poison (methane), strikes me as an area where anyone, anywhere, can make an impact on this climate deal.

Innovation Earth: Can the Massachusetts Food Waste Ban End Hunger?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

When I first started writing this column, I envisioned covering breakthroughs that could enable us to live sustainably on a world inhabited by 7 billi...