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Our Food News daily update found  HERE. Food security, food safety, food waste, food banks, local…

What’s recyclable? What’s NOT recyclable?

If you live in a community that recycles and you’re reading OurFoodNews, you’re probably recycling…

Five Ugly Things We’ve Learned from “Salt Sugar Fat”

OurFoodNews has been reading Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss. If you read it carefully,…

Local Farming Faces Pushback from McMansion Residents

It seems that neighbors of Catherine Webb would rather not see their rural vistas spoiled…

Major Food Issues

New Program Offers Grants to Food Deserts

More than 23 million Americans across the country live in so-called food deserts, which have limited or no access to fresh produce, dairy, meats and seafood. Happily, transportation and distribution of fresh healthy food to these areas will be improved via grants from two major distribution and conservation players. CSX and The Conservation Fund teamed up to create a…

Food Waste Shockers: Check Out These Facts!

Want to hear some shocking facts about food waste? Try these on for size! • 20-40% of crops worldwide are discarded by farmers because they don’t meet retailers’ standards • $100-$160 billion is spent every year in the U.S. to produce food that is wasted . • Industrialized regions of the world discard up to…

Oatmeal? Really?

From a dietary and health standpoint, oatmeal is magic stuff. It’s recommended as the basis for a solid breakfast and beloved by marathoners, diabetics, and cookie makers everywhere. But there is a dark side to this love affair. Oatmeal is just not very sexy. To ramp up the glamor of this humble staple, several manufacturers…

Food Waste Shockers: Check Out These Facts!

Want to hear some shocking facts about food waste? Try these on for size! • 20-40% of crops worldwide are discarded by farmers because they don’t meet retailers’ standards • $100-$160 billion is spent every year in the U.S. to produce food that is wasted . • Industrialized regions of the world discard up to…

Retailers Form an Alliance to Promote Food Conservation

Big…The Food Marketing Institute may be well known to insiders as a massive trade show, idea marketplace, and schmooze fest. But the group is serious about food conservation. In partnership with the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and other commercial stakeholders, FMI participates in the Food Waste Reduction Alliance Project. The stated goal of the group…

You, Me, and Food

Coupon Websites Can Lower Food Costs

If you’re looking to lower your food costs, check out OurFoodNews’ collection of coupon websites. The mavens who run these online coupon repositories do the work for you. Daily, they monitor and report on who’s offering discounts on food and…

Is Pizza Nutritious?

Americans are crazy about pizza. When we checked yesterday, pizza was the number-one food word…

Five Ugly Things We’ve Learned from “Salt Sugar Fat”

OurFoodNews has been reading Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss. If you read it carefully,…

Oatmeal? Really?

From a dietary and health standpoint, oatmeal is magic stuff. It’s recommended as the basis…

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