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Food Waste

The Middle Class Are Urbanizing at a Rapid Speed, Can the Global Food System Keep Up? Is Reducing Food Waste the Key?

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Between 2010 and 2025 one billion people earning more than $10 a day will move from rural areas into a city.

You Have the Power to End the Global Food Waste Scandal

Selina Juul | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Selina Juul

We are all part of the problem -- and we are all part of the solution. Pointing fingers and creating scapegoats won't work in the long run: If you need to end the global food waste scandal, you need to be united against food waste.

U.S. Challenged To Reduce Food Waste By 50 Percent By 2030

Associated Press | Lavanya Hinduja | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a goal Wednesday to cut the amount of food that Americans waste by 50 percent by 2030. "...

Goats, Chickens and Compost: Volunteering With Earth Matter on Governors Island

Rebecca Louie | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

I started volunteering with Earth Matter several years ago because I was drawn to the chickens, rabbits and goats. Aggressive squirrels, threatening rats and dive-bombing pigeons made up most of my wildlife interactions in NYC, and I longed to be around creatures more friendly and fun.

What's Lost When We Don't Invest in Non-Profits

Gary Oppenheimer | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Gary Oppenheimer

We would have never accept the "why do we need computers - we have paper and pens" argument in the corporate world, yet in the non-profit world, funding tends to flow the way it always has simply because that is the way it has always been.

Danes Waste 104 Pounds Of Food Per Year. For Americans, It's 273.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.02.2015 | Media

NPR: Denmark Might Be Winning The Global Race To Prevent Food Waste Could the Danes hold the key to addressing global food waste? The Scan...

The Black Gold in the Freezer

Liz Neumark | Posted 08.31.2015 | New York
Liz Neumark

The subject of food waste has never been more popular, generating vigorous discussions about the amount of edible food that ends in the trash. How we create and think about our trash - like food waste - has evolved with the growth of our consumer economy.

Tips to Trim Your Waste

Melanie Young | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Melanie Young

Trimming your waste makes sense economizing at home and being more sensitive to the global issues of food waste, food insecurity and the environment. So don't trash your dinner. Reheat! Reuse! Repurpose!

Spanish Town Installs Communal Fridge To Fight Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact

Consider it a “free little library” approach to saving food from the trash. In the Basque Country town of Galdakao, Spain, residents have...

Eat Hideously Ugly Produce If You Care About The Planet

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.25.2015 | Taste

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250 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds For Every Food Activist

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Whether you have found a chef that speaks to your soul or want to learn more about organic agriculture, Twitter has proven to be a powerful platform...

Meet a Visionary: Padmanaban Gopalan, the Robin Hood of Excess Food

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We asked which visionary grassroots leader most inspired you -- and thousands of people answered. The winner of the 2015 Pollination Project Visionary Award is Padmanaban Gopalan, who started an ingenious effort to feed the hungry and reduce trash in Coimbatore, India.

Over 30 Recipes To Reduce Kitchen Waste

Food52 | Posted 07.30.2015 | Taste

If you cook, you're going to end up with kitchen scraps. But sometimes what you may consider waste is actually perfectly good to eat -- not merely edible, but downright tasty.

John Oliver Is Horrified By How Much Food You Waste

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.20.2015 | Comedy

  We throw out almost as much as we eat, wasting 40 percent of our food and $165 billion every year, John Oliver said on HBO's "Last We...

You Won't Believe What's In This Gluten-Free Flour

Edible | Posted 07.17.2015 | Taste

It's time for some bean-to-cherry baking.

Powder Extends Almost-Expired Food's Shelf Life, Could Be Key To Ending Hunger

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact

When it comes to food, the world has two major, conflicting problems: Hunger and waste. But a new powder could help address both of those i...

How One Chicago Restaurant Went Totally Trash-Free

NationSwell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact

According to the Green Restaurant Association, the average restaurant in the U.S. produces 150,000 pounds of garbage each year. Café owner Justin Vrany thinks this number cannot only be reduced, but eliminated entirely.

The Simple Chart That'll Turn Leftovers Into An Awesome New Meal

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 07.10.2015 | Taste

Leftovers are a great thing. They make for an easy lunch without any extra effort. But where leftovers become a drag is when you've eaten the same thi...

Jenny Che

United Airlines Wants To Fuel Jets With Your Leftover Dinner | Jenny Che | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business

Your dinner leftovers could soon be powering your next flight.

This Tech Innovation Reduces Food Waste While Feeding People In Need

Colleen Callahan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

While rescuing surplus food from any channel is not easy, rescuing food from local retailers and foodservice outlets is particularly difficult. This is because excess food from these sources is often highly perishable and comes in smaller volumes.

This Video Explains How So Much Food Gets Wasted In America

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.22.2015 | Taste

There's a certain school of thought about sustainability that argues that the worst problem in the food system today is waste. The idea is that we exp...

Vote for a Visionary

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two and a half years ago, when I announced my intention to give away $1000 a day to an individual change-maker, every day for the rest of my life, people thought I was nuts.

The 10 Food Scraps You Should Always Save

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Looking to save money? How about cut food waste? Or maybe you just want to make some really excellent meals? Consider...

What You Need To Know About Gleaning

Eve Turow | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Eve Turow

One in six Americans struggles with food insecurity. Yes, we said Americans. Yet 40 percent of all food goes to waste. While a good part of that percentage is derived from people throwing out half-eaten grub, another significant chunk of waste is generated far before a meal reaches a diner's plate.

Why Food Safety Matters

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Eating local, urban farming, clean labels, ethical sourcing, natural ingredients and concerns about quality, additives and preservatives motivate consumers to seek supply chain transparency.