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The Fighting Irish Join in the Move to Fight Hunger

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Not surprisingly, Ireland — like many of its European neighbors — is dead-on serious about fighting global hunger. On November 25, 2012, in Dublin’s Wolfe Tone Park, thousands of meals were served and thousands of portions of apple juice were pressed and enjoyed — all made entirely from food that otherwise would have been wasted. […]

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Earth Policy Institute Sounds the Food Security Alarm

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A new publication from Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute offers up a sober take on the current state of food availability. It’s not pretty. If Full Planet, Empty Plates reads less like a cold theoretical analysis and more like an impassioned plea from an activist, it’s because the author’s motives are laid […]

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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 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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Think You’re Food Smart? Change4Life Wants You To Think Again.

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Many of us aren’t sure how much salt, fat and sugar is in food. Change4Life’s new Food Smart campaign aims to give us information to make healthier food choices. Change4Life is an England and Wales campaign, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the advice here to start making changes. Is your alcohol intake healthy? […]

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