Home » Archives by category » Food Ecology

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 […]

What’s recyclable? What’s NOT recyclable?

Comments Off on What’s recyclable? What’s NOT recyclable?

If you live in a community that recycles and you’re reading OurFoodNews, you’re probably recycling already. But figuring out what’s recyclable and what’s not may be more complicated than you thought. OurFoodNews took a quick tour around the web to find some great tips on what belongs in the recycle bin and what doesn’t. Read […]

Continue reading …

Food Waste: Displaying the Excess

Comments Off on Food Waste: Displaying the Excess

Check out this graphic-rich video from Visual.ly that depicts the waste of food on Plant Earth. Food Waste: A Story of Excess infographic by visually.

Continue reading …

New York City Community Gardens Inspire Us!

Comments Off on New York City Community Gardens Inspire Us!

The community gardens movement that Liz Christy started in New York City in 1973 has inspired community garden projects in 22 other cities. The movement reversed a vicious cycle of urban decay, crime-ridden empty lots, neglect, and population flight, while producing food, flowers, and wildlife habitat. At their height in the 1980s, these gardens nourished […]

Continue reading …

Beyond “Do No Harm,” Go Eco Positive!

Comments Off on Beyond “Do No Harm,” Go Eco Positive!

As TrendWatching reports in a recent look back at its 2011 predictions: “The only real sustainable future will be rooted in products that are not just eco-friendly or even eco-superior, but products or services that are truly ECO POSITIVE: i.e. whose consumption or existence actually benefits the environment and leaves a lasting positive impact. Check […]

Continue reading …

MillerCoors Golden Location Goes Landfill Free

Comments Off on MillerCoors Golden Location Goes Landfill Free

On June 24, MillerCoors announced that its brewery located in Golden, CO — the country’s largest single-site brewery — is now the world’s largest landfill-free brewery. Building on its experience in taking four of its other breweries landfill free, this latest move means the largest brewery in the U.S. eliminated an average of 135 tons of […]

Continue reading …

Retailers Form an Alliance to Promote Food Conservation

Comments Off on 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 […]

Continue reading …

“Funny Fruit” and 6 More Tactics Fight Food Waste

Comments Off on “Funny Fruit” and 6 More Tactics Fight Food Waste

A Brief issued by the National Resources Defense Council NRDC) tells the story of food waste that happens before it even gets off the farm. Left-Out: An Investigation of Fruit and Vegetable Losses on the Farm presents results of a survey commissioned by NRDC in July 2012 to gain a better sense of the volume […]

Continue reading …

Small Community Gardens Are Ripe for Specialty Foods

Comments Off on Small Community Gardens Are Ripe for Specialty Foods

How much gardening is really  happening in urban areas? Researchers at the University of Illinois were skeptical about the lists of urban community gardens acquired from local non-governmental organizations in Chicago. But small residential gardens are quietly growing the international and specialty foods their gardeners crave. Satellites See All, Know All Doctoral candidate John Taylor […]

Continue reading …

Grow, Grow, Grow Your Food

Comments Off on Grow, Grow, Grow Your Food

Arlington, Virginia (just a stone’s throw from the Pentagon) has eight community gardens. “Because of exceedingly high demand for garden plots, particularly in the Metro-accessible area of Arlington, waiting lists for many of the gardens are very long,” says the website. How wonderful that communities across the country are finding ways to help urbanites get wet […]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 3123