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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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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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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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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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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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