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Food Waste

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 02.04.2015 | 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 01.23.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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...

The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have To See It To Believe it

Rob Greenfield | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Rob Greenfield

I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.

5 Things to Do After Climate Week

Diana Donlon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Diana Donlon

Thanks to the epic success of the People's Climate March, alarm bells demanding climate action have never rung louder. So, now that you've succeeded in elevating the mother of all issues to the top of the global agenda, where should you and your fellow 399,999 marchers direct your tide-turning energies?

Kate Sheppard

House Of Representatives Gives D.C. The Big Foam Finger

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, the House of Representatives was back in session for the first time since its August recess. Its Longworth cafeteria offered ...

Got More Herbs Than You Know What to Do With?

Food Politic | Posted 10.18.2014 | Taste
Food Politic

I decided to save herbs in every way possible and had to get creative to find uses for all of my herbs. Here are eight helpful hints I have used to put up your herbs so you can enjoy them year-round.

Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Your Food Fresh

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste

Americans throw away nearly half of their food every year, according to a 2012 report by the NDRC. This is alarming -- as Reuters puts it, "Just a 15 ...