Tag: food waste
One of the biggest causes of food waste is the “sell by” date on food. Should you always heed it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A zero-waste grocery store in Berlin is an experiment in eco-conscious consumption.
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.
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?
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.
If you love cooking but are tortured by the cruel, limited shelf life of fresh foods, these tips are for you.
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 […]