food waste

Helping business end hunger and create opportuniy

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.

Op/Ed: Sealed Air Named to CDP Climate Performance A List

VP of Sustainability Ron Cotterman explains Sealed Air’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigate the risks of potential climate change.…

Global Sustainability Summit: Food & Sustainability

Lauren Palumbo of Boston-based food rescue organization Lovin' Spoonfuls discusses food waste.

It’s Time to Rethink Restaurant Food Waste

A whopping 49 million pounds of food is wasted per day in full-service restaurants in the United States, according to a 2005 University…

Alameda Kitchen: A New Recipe for Tackling Hunger and Food Waste

Last month, the USDA announced a goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030. But how are we going to get there?…

Food Waste Numbers Improve, Slowly

The Natural Resources Defense Counsel shocked the nation in 2012 when it released its report, 'Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40…

Why Food Waste is an Urgent Global Problem

It's a never-ending cycle: An over-plentiful food production that exists to satiate our needs and preferences -- and which, in its abundance, also…

Sealed Air Proves a Packaging Company Can Make An Impact

"I believe we no longer sell packaging," said Jerome A. Peribere, president and CEO of Sealed Air, "we sell increased shelf life." But…

Mario Batali, Sam Calagione Partner to Make Beer from Food Waste

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, will launch a new Web series on Oct. 28. The first episode, featuring celebrity chef Mario…

PHA Bioplastic: The best possible use of food waste

How do you reuse a dirty, smelly waste material like the sludgy mess from industrial food production to create bioplastic? One team is…

The Food Waste Fight Needs New Publicity

Perhaps the misappropriation of the word 'waste' to describe perfectly edible food is where we can begin to re-tool the way we think…

Feds Set First National Food Waste Reduction Goal

Food waste may seem like a strange issue to tackle, but uneaten food makes up 21 percent of our landfills and accounts for…

Food Waste, Foster Kids and a Social Revolution

One social enterprise and nonprofit decided to take food waste and create a culinary school to teach felons and foster care youth how…

Multinationals Collaborate to Halve Food Waste

At its annual Global Summit in New York City last week, the Consumer Goods Forum announced a bold resolution to tackle food waste.…

France Bans Large Supermarkets From Wasting Food

In search of a way to curb hunger, France becomes the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unsold food. The initiative…

Food Waste is the New Haute Cuisine

Food waste is one of the most pressing social and environmental justice issues of our time, and innovators and entrepreneurs are jumping in…