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Reducing Food Waste

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.

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.

#WhatTheFork Whole Foods and Walmart? It's Time To #LoveUglyFood

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

Do you know that roughly 26% of all produce is wasted in the United States before it hits the store because grocers choose to adhere to strict cosmetic standards for fruits and vegetables--meaning that pretty produce rules!

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

How Businesses Can Fight Food Waste

Brian Kennell | Posted 04.06.2015 | 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.

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.

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.

20 Ways To Waste Less Food

Dannii Martin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Taste
Dannii Martin

It goes without saying that wasting that much food is going to put a big dent in your food budget, so if you are getting healthy on a budget, then lowering your food waste is something you should really try and focus on.

New App Gives You Cheap Dibs On Retailers' Excess Food Before They Toss It

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Taste

"Good food is a terrible thing to waste."

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

Michael Hebb | Posted 06.08.2014 | Home
Michael Hebb

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

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
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 | Home
Foodbeast

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

Defensive Driving Without Leaving the House

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

What will it have mattered, that three people made the decision not to be on the other end of the line with a driver on a cell phone? Like so much in life, we'll probably never know. But like so much else in life, movements only become movements when one person steps up.

What You Should Know Before You Toss Out Your Food

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

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

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?

4 Ways to End Food Waste

Modern Farmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Modern Farmer

A Match.com 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.

UN Hosts Banquet Of Bruised Food To Highlight Waste

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact

OSLO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The United Nations treated government ministers and officials to a meal of blemished African fruit and vegetables on Tuesda...

How To Waste Less Food Every Week

Posted 10.11.2013 | Taste

How could you have forgotten about that bunch of Swiss chard from the farmer's market?

Farm to Table or Farm to Landfill?

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2013 | Home
Alison Spiegel

With one in six Americans hungry, and one in eight worldwide, we have no excuse for taking the food we have for granted by throwing it away before it reaches our plates and then not recycling food scraps. Simple, easy adjustments in our daily lives can make a big difference.

Rich Countries Trashing Up To Half Of All Food: Report

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.10.2013 | Business

Even as nearly 1 billion people around the world go hungry, we're wasting a staggering amount of food. People in developed countries throw away 30 ...

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

WATCH: Solutions For America's Food Waste Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home

A study released Tuesday revealed that Americans throw away 40% of the food supply annually, a 50% increase since the 1970s that totals to roughly $16...