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Beer Pizza And Coffee Flour Among Newest Inventions To Reduce Food Waste

Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Beer Pizza And Coffee Flour Among Newest Inventions To Reduce Food Waste

One food waste solution that has gained a lot of attention is Coffee Flour, which uses the cherry that’s extracted and discarded by the billions each year from harvesting coffee beans and turns it into flour. Another innovation that is taking off comes in the form of flour as well, but this time it’s made from beer—kind of…

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1.3 Billion Tons of Food Wasted Every Year – Here’s Why and What We Can Do About It

Posted by on April 20, 2017 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
1.3 Billion Tons of Food Wasted Every Year – Here’s Why and What We Can Do About It

One of the biggest causes of food waste is the “sell by” date on food. Should you always heed it?

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New French Law Forbids Food Waste By Supermarkets (France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks)

Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 21 Comments
New French Law Forbids Food Waste By Supermarkets (France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks)

Food banks and other charities welcome the new law in France, which makes large shops donate unsold food and stop spoiling items to deter foragers.

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12 Food-Saving Tips To Keep Your Food Fresh & Help Save Our Planet

12 Food-Saving Tips To Keep Your Food Fresh & Help Save Our Planet

And ACC’s survey poses just one estimate of food waste. A study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found Americans throw away $165 billion worth of food a year, which amounts to up to $2,200 per household.

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Organic, Conscious Café Reduces Food Waste and Feeds the Hungry

Posted by on July 19, 2016 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Organic, Conscious Café Reduces Food Waste and Feeds the Hungry

The Seeds Community Café brings all walks of life together in a way that supports the environment, and sustainable agriculture, too. The cafe never turns away a hungry person.

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Vegetables Likely To Take More Of Your Plate in 2016

Vegetables Likely To Take More Of Your Plate in 2016

Call to Action: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. As 2016 opens, it looks like many American cooks and diners are heeding that call.

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10 Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save the Planet

Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
10 Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save the Planet

How to stop contributing to the ridiculous amounts of trash ! You can by just following these simple tips.

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A Zero-Waste Supermarket That Got Rid of All Food Packaging

Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
A Zero-Waste Supermarket That Got Rid of All Food Packaging

A zero-waste grocery store in Berlin is an experiment in eco-conscious consumption.

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The Amount of Food Humans Waste is Mind-blowing, But Here’s How We Can Stop It!

Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
The Amount of Food Humans Waste is Mind-blowing, But Here’s How We Can Stop It!

Abby Martin reports on the massive food wasted in America, and goes over models of food sustainability in other countries, including a grocery store chain in France that repurposes rejected produce for soups and juices.

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The Real Expiration Date for Common Foods

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 2 Comments
The Real Expiration Date for Common Foods

There is waste before, during and after a food item’s grocery stay. Now, more than ever, when throwing out food we’re unsure of, it feels like trashing bags of money – and most of it is completely unnecessary. Now that we know our expiration labels don’t tell us anything at all – where do we go from here? What can we eat with confidence?

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Meet the College Student Who’s Turning Campus Leftovers Into Meals for Thousands of Hungry Neighbors

Posted by on February 27, 2014 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 2 Comments
Meet the College Student Who’s Turning Campus Leftovers Into Meals for Thousands of Hungry Neighbors

At a time where fixes to America’s biggest problems often seem too complex, littered with red tape and protocol, college students across the nation are mobilizing to help feed hungry people in the most commonsense way possible — saving leftover food that would otherwise be thrown away. Meet Ben Simon, the founder and director of the “Food Recovery Network.” Ben is a college student at the University of Maryland who started intercepting food before it was thrown away. Now a national network of college students are intercepting leftovers and feeding the hungry. So far, they have donated nearly 200,000 meals that otherwise would have been tossed away.

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27 Ways To Make Your Fresh Groceries and Produce Last As Long As Possible

Posted by on April 27, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 2 Comments
27 Ways To Make Your Fresh Groceries and Produce Last As Long As Possible

If you love cooking but are tortured by the cruel, limited shelf life of fresh foods, these tips are for you.

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Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

by APRIL FULTON | NPR     The food world is buzzing today about the latest news on just how often we waste perfectly good food. And we admit, the statistics are pretty depressing. About 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. The average American consumer wastes 10 times as much food as […]

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