food waste

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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as much as one third of global food production goes unconsumed – most often wasted in landfill and rubbish bins – while many people go hungry. The good news is that businesses, governments and individuals are working to find ways to distribute food more efficiently, to ensure that what goes un-eaten is properly composted, and to provide improved livelihood and opportunity for people.

The articles on this page are the stories of these groups and individuals.

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Food Waste Increased At British Supermarket Chain Tesco

Tesco, the only British grocery chain to publish annual data on food waste in its operations, noted a 2,000-ton uptick this year.
Food Policy Action Education Fund (FPA-EF) co-founder and Chef Tom Colicchio (R) presents Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) with a petition asking Congress to enact smart food waste reduction policies that will create thousands of jobs, alleviate hunger and conserve energy and resources during a day of action on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers on food waste reduction in the American food systemon Capitol Hill on May 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Food Policy Action Education Fund)

Top Chefs Urge Congress To Take Action On Food Waste

On Wednesday, the Food Policy Action Education Fund and its co-founder, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, walked the halls of Congress to spur action…
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Hard Rock Cafe London Cuts Food Waste With a Digester

The Hard Rock Cafe in London — which houses an Eric Clapton guitar and one of Madonna’s credit cards — is turning to…
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This Strawberry Ad About Food Waste Gives Us All The Feels

The oddly emotional campaign sheds light on the sad reality that more than 40 percent of all food purchased in the U.S. each…
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California Bill Seeks to Change Labeling Rules to Tackle Food Waste

There are few federal, state or local regulations on food date labels, who sets them and what they actually represent. A new bill…
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Reducing Food Waste By Feeding Scraps To Pigs

Taiwan is one of a handful of countries that have institutionalized the practice of feeding food scraps to livestock. About two-third’s of the…
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Starbucks Ramps Up Food Donations Nationwide

Long notorious for its food waste, Starbucks is working with two nonprofits to do something with those unwanted food products that far too…
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Whole Foods Promises to Sell ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables

Whole Foods announced that it will start selling “ugly” fruits and vegetables in a partnership with the Bay Area startup Imperfect Produce.
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Crawl-Walk-Run: Actionable Steps to Sustainable Sourcing for Private Brands

Sustainable sourcing creates an opportunity to differentiate your private brand from the competition, while providing additional value to your customer. If you are…
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Green Bins And Commercial Composting: What’s Working, What’s Not?

Commercial composting solves a myriad of problems in big cities: It reduces carbon emissions in landfills, creates jobs and businesses, and turns out…
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Not Just Bubble Wrap: Sealed Air’s Diverse Food Care Program

It's been more than a half-century since Bubble Wrap was created and we're still fascinated with it. Its creator, Sealed Air is too,…
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Dunkin’ Donuts Uses Bio-Digesters to Dunk Food Waste

Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week that it has installed a bio-digester system at a second location in New Jersey.
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The Global Food Waste/Energy Nexus: Is Buying Local Always the Best?

Food production can be a pricey business, especially when it comes to processing and production. But with regards to the energy costs for…
Floyd Johnson, the founder and CEO of Ohio Against the World, is on a mission to “feed the streets” and bring fresh, healthy, organic food to local communities.

Fixing Food Deserts from the Ground Up

Food deserts, vast expanses of urban and rural areas that are void of fresh fruit and veggies, are a growing epidemic -- affecting…
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Sealed Air Uses Employees as Ambassadors of Food Waste Prevention

As part of a company vision to cut food waste and promote food security, Sealed Air is engaging its 24,000 employees as 'ambassadors…
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