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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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Too Much Food: The Paradox of Plenty

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Do consumers in developed countries waste food because prices are so low? Families struggling with stagnant incomes and falling wages may disagree, but the head of sustainability at packaged food giant Unilever, Jan Kees Vis believes that food prices may actually be too low for our own good.   Cut rate pricing is held to be the […]

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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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Tray less, Waste less

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Once the province of mystery meat, sloppy helpings, and the ketchup-as-a-vegetable bureaucratic designation, school cafeterias are on the edge of a food conservation revolution. Over the years, schools across the country have slowly implemented a rollout of trayless food service. Why? Conservation and efficiency. By some estimates, students use as much as 25 – 30% less […]

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This Guy Recycles Plastic and Wants More Of It

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Dr. Mike Biddle sees piles of waste as “above-ground mines” containing valuable raw materials. The challenge, of course, is extraction .. which leads us to metals and plastics … particularly plastics. What You Didn’t Know About Plastics Biddle notes that less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled — compared to almost 90% of metals […]

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What Will the Food Revolution Look Like?

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Futurologist Dr. James Bellini is focused on increasing production and curbing food waste as keys to feeding the planet. In an interview with daily online news service, foodnavigator.com, Bellini noted three food trends that will impact the world over the next decade.   • The developed world will move to a more localized food economy […]

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