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Food Waste Reduction Toolkit Published by Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA)

Food Waste reduction toolkit published by Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA).  An alliance of food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators have released a toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill. What if three major industries could come together to reduce the amount of waste … [Read more...]

The Shocking Cost Of Food Waste | Trillions Wasted (

This article on the costs of food waste begins to "peel the onion" on the multiple financial impacts of food waste. The FAO’s second video of their Food Wastage Footprint project explains that in addition to the retail cost of food lost, another $700 billion is wasted in natural resources, including $172 billion in wasted water, $42 billion in … [Read more...]

Food Waste Challenge: US Campaign Targets Why We Trash 133 Billion Pounds of Food a Year

To Elise Golan food waste looks like low-hanging fruit. Her mission as director of sustainable development for the US Department of Agriculture: Start picking. Within the past year, she has helped launch the Food Waste Challenge—a campaign to coax companies, schools, and government agencies to keep more food out of landfills. This Food Waste … [Read more...]

Call for EU Redistribution of Food Waste –

A report from the European Union Committee of the UK parliament's House of Lords calls for the redistribution of wasted food to different sections of society or into the animal feed chain, where appropriate, across the EU. *CONTINUED @ Call for EU Redistribution of Food Waste - … [Read more...]

Supermarket ‘Bogof’ Deals Criticised Over Food Waste (BBC News)

Retail food waste is a major issue. Increasingly supermarkets and retail grocers are in the sights of food waste activists and government policy makers. This article highlights the contributions of "buy one, get one free" to the food waste crisis. Supermarkets have been urged to end "buy one get one free" (Bogof) deals to cut the "morally … [Read more...]

Turning Food Waste Into Energy Could Be A Milestone For The Circular Economy (The Guardian)

One of the consequences of the recession has been to force us to rethink our views on production and consumption. Across governments, businesses and communities, various methods have been adopted to drive through efficiencies and cost savings. In many cases, technology has been the force that has enabled us to make these shifts in our processes and … [Read more...]

PRESS RELEASE: Elk Grove Community Exchange Launches, Powered by CropMobster

Elk Grove, CA (3/31/14)- The City of Elk Grove, CA is taking historic steps to fight hunger, tackle food waste and build its “farm-to-fork” economy as it launches the Elk Grove Community Exchange on Monday, March 31st in collaboration with CropMobster, an innovative social venture based in Sonoma County, CA. In its first 5 days of operation this … [Read more...]

Extreme Food Waste: Corporate Dispute Leads to Trashing of 950,000 Jars of Peanut Butter

If you’re the type of person who hates to throw away food, consider this your spoiler alert. Almost 1 million jars of unspoiled peanut butter have been sent to a New Mexico landfill in an effort to expedite the sale of a peanut-processing plant that recently declared bankruptcy. Though FDA allowed Sunland to... * CONTINUED @ Extreme Food Waste: … [Read more...]

How Sacramento Takes Food Waste From Tables To Gas Tanks (

An innovative partnership is helping Sacramento, Calif., to reduce emissions and reduce landfill food waste, while stimulating at least $1.1 million in tax revenue and local business opportunities.  At the center of the Sacramento BioDigester project is an anaerobic digestion facility originally run by CleanWorld, which can process 25 tons of food … [Read more...]

Food Waste: The Tip Of The Iceberg (The Guardian)

If you can't see something, does that mean it's not a problem? Does that make it any less important or mean we don't need to do anything about it? At FareShare we've been doing some maths. We know that the food industry in the UK produces 3.4m tons of waste every year before it even reaches your shopping basket. It's hard to get accurate … [Read more...]

Just Eat It! A Food Waste Story by Peg Leg Films In Partnership with British Columbia’s Knowledge Network

Just Eat It, a food waste film! In order to tackle Food Waste we must tell compelling stories that bring this issue and the solutions to life.  Professionals in the movie and film business are starting to dig in to this issue big time! Here comes a new film by Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer called Just Eat It, which launches in April 2014, … [Read more...]

The FoodLoop APP – Preventing Retailer Food Waste Using Instant Information On Reduced Price Products

FoodLoop APP tackles food waste! FoodLoop, based in Germany, is developing an innovative Food Waste APP that allows food sellers and retailers to mark down products whose best before date is close, almost all-automatically through their ERP system (enterprise resource planning system). Why should consumers not buy the freshest … [Read more...]