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Food Waste

How We Accidentally Created National Dinner Party Day And Joined Global Citizen's #ADayWithoutWaste

Michael Hebb | Posted 04.08.2014 | Food
Michael Hebb

When you buy food locally, and thoughtfully prepare an awe-inspiring meal you are the change that reduces this thoughtless, insane waste!

Food Waste -- a Bigger Problem Than You Thought

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Jim Yong Kim

food Here's a shameful statistic: Up to a third of the world's food is wasted. In the developing world, that's 400 to 500 calories per person per day. But in the developed world, it's as much as 1,500 calories per person.

We Consume More Than 11 Million Pounds Of Food Every 60 Seconds

Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Taste

That's a whole lot of burgers.

Statistically Speaking: A Wasteland of Food

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

An unconscionable amount of food is wasted around the globe. Here's a look. (Sporkist/Flickr) The amount of food we waste is enough to make you sic...

Global Food Waste Now At Shamefully High Levels

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green

By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The world loses or wastes a staggering 25 percent to 33 percent of the food it produces f...

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Food
Emily Chen

A third of food produced globally is lost or wasted, amounting to 1.3 billion tons and costing $750 billion annually, or food that could feed 2 billion people.

14 Food Waste Facts That Will Make You Want To Change The World

Foodbeast | Posted 04.09.2014 | Food

While 1.4 billion adults are overweight... 842 million people are undernourished. So, what's happening?

Michigan Middle School Protects Environment by Fighting Hunger

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

As part of an ongoing fundraiser with TerraCycle, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank's staff have been collecting yogurt containers and shampoo bottles in the break room. Three months in, we'd managed to fill up a couple of copy paper boxes. Then Whitehall Middle School got a hold of the idea.

Innovation Earth: This Is Like Biofeedback for Food Wasters

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

On a planet where one in eight people is chronically hungry, it's an almost unimaginable irony: every year, one-third of the world's food supply is wasted.

Big Ag's Gifts for 2013

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.26.2014 | Food
Andrew Gunther

Gifts that we didn't really want, need or -- in some cases -- didn't even know about. Here's my top 10 for 2013. It's just a shame they didn't include a gift receipt...

This Year's 12 Greatest Strides Towards Reducing Food Waste

Dana Gunders | Posted 02.26.2014 | Food
Dana Gunders

Amidst moving to ban trans fats and demonstrating the threats of routinely using antibiotics in animal feed, the country woke up to the opportunity and moral obligation to waste less food.

5 Things We Learned in 2013 That Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 02.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

We are leaving 2013 will less ignorance and more understanding. New tools and research are opening our understanding much wider than before. But will we act on this? Knowledge can spur action, but this path is not guaranteed.

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.

From The Ivory Tower Kitchen: Do You Know Where Your Next Meal Comes From?

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Food
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

What is it going to take to change this murky landscape sooner rather than later? The irony is when there is an outbreak of a food-borne illness from consuming something bought at a grocery store, within a day or two, the government agencies are able to pinpoint the culprit source.

2013: Wasting Too Many Chances To Be More Sustainable

John Friedman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
John Friedman

Especially during this holiday season of indulgence, we should think about how much food we're putting on our plates (and then not eating). Save it for the next person -- whether they are sitting at your table, or on the other side of the world.

Easy, Last-Minute Ways To Thank Earth On Thanksgiving

Posted 11.27.2013 | Green

Thanksgiving is upon us, and as you contemplate what you are thankful for, don’t forget your thanks for Mother Nature. After all there would be no f...

What You Should Know Before You Toss Out Your Food

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM That little date stamped on food packages may not be as accurate as you think—and you could be wasting money becaus...

One Man Asks: "How Can There Be So Much Food Waste in This Country?"

Rich Polt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

With only his pick-up truck and a few plastic storage bins for food, Arthur would routinely transport as much as he could carry to a local nonprofit. However, as Gather began to expand, a few bins turned into dozens, and the pick-up truck turned into a full-fledged refrigerated truck.

The Key To Ending Hunger

Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact

The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for innovative thinking to measure and cut global food loss and wa...

Don't Waste Your Food

Francesca Vietor | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
Francesca Vietor

Get this: If food waste was a country, it would be ranked number three in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Why do we waste so much food and what should we do about it?

Why Consumers Care About Restaurant Food Waste

Jacquelyn Ottman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Jacquelyn Ottman

To make sure that uneaten food that is packed to go winds up being eaten not tossed, up-to-date doggie bags should accommodate in-home use concerns like microwave-ability and freshness, even including directions for reheating or serving suggestions.

Food, The Thinking Person's Game

Ellen Gustafson | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Ellen Gustafson

Groups working on hunger too often focus on agricultural yields at the expense of nutrition and biodiversity and forget that we already grow enough food to feed the world and are wasting 40 percent of it.

How Long Do Things in Your Fridge Stay Good AFTER Their Expiration Dates?

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2013 | Taste

Don't believe the printed hype! Keep eating that fish sauce!

Food Waste to Plate: A Transcontinental Train Ride to Learn From the Real Food Pioneers

Daniella Uslan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Daniella Uslan

Americans throw out an astounding 40 percent of food each year, a value of $165 billion. The food, left in landfills, emits methane gas and contributes to global warming. Not only does food waste squander resources and money, food is missing the mouths of those who need it most.

4 Ways to End Food Waste

Modern Farmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Modern Farmer

A for Waste? An expired-food supermarket? Ending food waste is going to take generations of work. But here are four solutions that are up and running, today.