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Happy Thanksgiving! Your Turkey Leftovers Are Destroying The Planet.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green

Thanksgiving is, of course, the annual day of overdoing it. But that excess can be felt in more ways than a slice of pumpkin pie too many. We&rs...

Waste Not, Want Not? Food Waste and the Problem of Global Hunger

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

To feed a growing world, according to a popular argument, we don't need more food -- we just need to do a better job with the food we have. It makes the problem of providing global security sound easier to solve. It also appeals to everyone's sense of virtue. But is it true?

From Thanksgiving to Trashgiving: How to Be More Mindful

Pam Lilak | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Lilak

According to a USDA report, 35 percent of perfectly good turkey meat purchased in the United States does not get eaten. In 2013, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimated that $277 million worth of turkey was thrown away over the Thanksgiving holiday.

A Waste-Free Thanksgiving

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

This week, Food Tank is grateful for the farmers, researchers, and activists who are working tirelessly to improve the food system every day. Accor...

How One New York Woman Is Changing The City's Composting Game

Rebecca Louie | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

"Perhaps there could be a way to compost for credits toward fresh produce. Really, New Yorkers need to buy what they can consume and stop producing so much waste in the first place."

How To Organize Your Fridge + Make It More Energy Efficient

Rodale's Organic Life | Posted 11.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rodale's Organic Life

Learn to stock this major appliance it so it doesn't have to overwork. by Carrie Havranek, for Rodale's Organic Life ILLUSTRATION BY KIRSTY PARGET...

How To Avoid The Food Waste Traps During The Holiday Seasons

Selina Juul | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Selina Juul

During the holidays we often end up cooking and serving for 20, even if we are just 8 people having a Christmas lunch. It's the same procedure as every year: we cook and serve too much, we overfeed ourselves - and we overfeed our garbage cans.

How The Food Industry Plans To Help Cut U.S. Food Waste In Half By 2030

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact

Grocers are looking to undersized peaches, sausage scraps and a bunch of other items that were previously sent straight to landfills to ensure that n...

Americans Waste Way Too Much Food At Home. Here's What Can Be Done.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.29.2015 | Taste

If there’s an issue in the food world that’s hotter right now than whether restaurants should eliminate tips, one just might be the matte...

Why You Should Be Saving Your Apple Peels And Cores

Food52 | Posted 11.02.2015 | Taste

There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least I do not think they are fun) -- washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals. Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.

How You Can Fight The Drought By Eating Ugly Vegetables

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

Why not take these few simple steps now to reduce your food waste to help our existing and future water woes (and your wallet)?

British Supermarket To Donate Nearly-Expired Products To Food Banks

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact

A British supermarket is taking the waste not, want not approach -- and it’s anything but rubbish. By December, 150 of Marks & Spencer's bi...

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.