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

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.28.2015 | 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
Food52

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
Edible

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
NationSwell

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Grandparents.com 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.

Massachusetts 'Food Rescue' Recycles Discarded Produce, Distributes It To Charities

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste

At a time when so much perfectly edible food is wasted, more and more efforts are being made to address the issue -- but the question remains of how t...

From Scarcity to Abundance and the Big Opportunities for Businesses

Cultural Acupuncture | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Cultural Acupuncture

Big businesses and the private sector are undergoing a major overhaul as we all need to consider the impacts of our current rates of consumption, manufacturing processes, and sourcing of raw materials to sustain our future existence.

How to Stop Wasting Food

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Cavuto MS RD

Making an effort to decrease the amount of food you waste has several benefits, from money savings to environmental support and even philanthropy. Curious where to start? A little planning and self-awareness goes a long way.

Britain's Largest Grocer Is Giving Unsold Food To Those Who Need It

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact

Food waste is becoming less and less acceptable in Western Europe. Just days after France's parliament voted to stop big grocers from wasting food ...

Top to Root: Good to the Last Drop

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.06.2015 | Taste
Liz Neumark

Carrots are another vegetable that can be used top to root -- the peelings too. There is nothing as fragrant and rich as fresh carrot tops and I often offer to take a bag full of discarded tops from farmers who dutifully remove them for many of their customers.

Shaming the Lawn

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I. Rimanoczy A few days ago I was listening to a conversation on NPR about the California drought and the restrictions imposed on the consump...

8 Clever Ways To Waste Less Food

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 06.03.2015 | Taste

Photo credit: Alamy Food waste is a big problem. Roughly 50 percent of food in America is thrown out every single day -- that's nearly $165 billi...

What 365 Days' Worth Of Food Consumption Looks Like As Minimalist Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts

In one year, Itamar Gilboa consumed, among other things, 19 apple cakes, 117 bananas, 113 potatoes, 22 pizzas, 111 liters of red wine, 37 burg...

6 Billion Pounds Of Perfectly Edible Produce Is Wasted Every Year Because It's Ugly

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.19.2015 | Taste

An estimated six billion pounds of fruits and vegetables are wasted every year in the U.S. because they are ugly, according to report by the Natural R...

One Of Gisele Bündchen's Favorite Meals Was Made With Food Waste

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.29.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Gisele Bündchen might live the glossy life of a supermodel, but the Brazilian stunner isn't opposed to eating waste. Food waste, that is, which Mr...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Are You Throwing Away 40 Percent of It?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

I'm not a sports fan. I just don't really get the whole organized, professional sports team thing, the fanaticism, caring who wins what, when, by how ...