Tag: food waste

‘Use By’ Food Dates Are Responsible For Billions In Food Waste

By Karen Foster Norbert Wilson who joined the Friedman School as a professor of food policy, has been investigating food waste, building on his past research on food choice, domestic hunger, food banking and the international trade of food products. What motivates people to spend good money on food they don’t intend to eat? According…

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Homeless Man Takes Mic from Busker – Blows Everyone’s Minds

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A homeless man in a wheelchair joined a street musician for a spontaneous New Year’s Eve street jam in the early hours of 2016 – and the result was incredible British musician Jonny Walker said: I went out busking in Leeds on New Year’s Eve and, after a while, was joined by a homeless man…

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Farm Freedom Group Defends Food Access in Maryland

By Betsy Nicholas And you can too… Fair Farms is a diverse group of farmers, restaurants, markets, nonprofits and public health organizations working together for healthy food, land, and waterways. One of our goals is ensuring access and availability of healthy foods in all parts of Maryland. Getting sustainably-grown foods from the farm to your family…

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Stores Finally Begin Selling ‘Ugly’ Produce To Solve Hunger and Waste

By Christina Sarich United States — Wal-Mart, America’s biggest food retailer, will start selling ‘ugly’ fruit in order to help reduce food waste. While some prattle on about how there are food shortages requiring our use of genetically modified organisms, more than 40 percent of all food grown, shipped, cooked, and served is thrown away…

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Global Food Shortage Predicted Yet Americans Now Trash 50% of Supply

By Alex Pietrowski In 2012, a study by the National Resource Defense Council issued the warning that some 40% of America’s food was being tossed in the trash, much of it because it failed the cosmetic standards of the grocery industry. In addition to the wholesale loss of food, the water, land and other resources…

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This Australian Precinct Has Reduced Food Waste By 90% In Recent Years

By Amanda Froelich Food waste is a big issue, especially in first-world nations such as the U.S.A., where 40% of the food produced and purchased is thrown in the trash and tossed into landfills. With 795 million people still going to bed hungry each night, this catastrophe shouldn’t still exist – yet it does. Some…

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