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Fighting the Four BIG Causes of Food Waste

Americans are trashing one-third of their food, worth $161 billion dollars. OurFoodNews scoured the internet to find the best and freshest tactics for managing home food waste. The LeanPath blog  challenges us to start at the beginning by answering the following questions: What are the main reasons most of us throw food away? 1. Kids […]

Sustainable Seafood Gains Ground at Your Grocery Store

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Policies that support safe and sustainable seafood have taken hold on many fronts, including within national grocery store chains. Regulators and Consumers Care According to the California Academy of Sciences … “More than 70% of the world’s fish stocks are overfished, depleted, or worse—extinct—as a food resource. “Many species of ocean life are under threat […]

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Coupon Websites Can Lower Food Costs

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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 household items. To give you a flavor of how these sites work, OurFoodNews lists 13 […]

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Food Waste Shockers: Check Out These Facts!

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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 […]

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Food Storage Tips To Save You Money

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Many of the best food storage tips don’t involve fancy plastic containers or other bins you pay for. Not at all. These food storage tips here are cheap, cheap, cheap .. and they could save you hundreds of dollars in wasted food. So here we go! • Store your onions in panty hose. Drop ’em […]

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Who Lives in the Food Desert?

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says a “food desert” is typically found in an urban neighborhood or rural town with poor access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. A food desert has food, but it’s not nutritious food and it costs a lot. Mari Gallagher helps us picture a food desert in her eloquent […]

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Beyond “Do No Harm,” Go Eco Positive!

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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 […]

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Small Community Gardens Are Ripe for Specialty Foods

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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 […]

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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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