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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 […]

Food Waste: Displaying the Excess

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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.

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MillerCoors Golden Location Goes Landfill Free

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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 […]

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Retailers Form an Alliance to Promote Food Conservation

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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 […]

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“Funny Fruit” and 6 More Tactics Fight Food Waste

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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 […]

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We’re Thinking About Food Waste… a Lot.

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Food waste has seeped into our consciousness and — according to recent studies — it’s taking up a lot of space. • In its second annual forecast of health-related trends, the Values Institute* identified “food waste consciousness” as a top trend in 2013. • In August, 2012, EcoPulse* tagged food waste as the number one cause […]

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Food Waste Practices That Hurt

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Tristram Stuart is a dumpster diver, and he’s proud of it. The environmentalist, author, and speaker is passionate about the cumulative food waste practices of individuals, institutions, and businesses. In a compelling presentation at a TED Conference in May of 2012, delivered with typical knowledge and enthusiasm, he hit on themes common to his activism. […]

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Our Monthly Bread: Loaves that Last

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The artisanal $9 loaf of pumpernickel-cranberry-sprouted grain-mill ground that you bought with all the best intensions has been sitting on the kitchen counter for the last week. Its edibility is rapidly declining, along with the curiosity that precipitated the purchase in the first place. Consigning it to the trash is more than just a sad […]

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Our Food Practices Could Leave A Global Wasteland

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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has issued an assessment of food needs in the light of projected global population growth. Addressing the issue of wastage, the report  makes for gloomy reading. The report estimates that fully 30-50% of all food produced never nourishes a human being. That shocking amount of seepage in the growth-to-consumption chain […]

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Yes, Restaurant Food CAN Be Donated — VERY Carefully

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Do you ever feel queasy or squeamish just thinking about how much food restaurants throw away? Most of us do. Of course, many of us are guilty of home food waste, too (in fact, Americans throw away more than 25 percent of the food we prepare, about 96 billion pounds of food waste each year […]

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