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This Group Is Fighting Hunger And Raising Spirits In Greece – Huffington Post

Source: This Group Is Fighting Hunger And Raising Spirits In Greece - Huffington Post ---- One night in 2011, Xenia Papastavrou was at a restaurant in the Athenian suburb of Chalandri. She noticed how much of the food around her was wasted. Having worked at a food bank in the past, she wondered what happened to all the restaurant's leftover … [Read more...]

Tom Hunt to serve up alternative Christmas feast made from unwanted food – Daily Mail

Source: Tom Hunt to serve up alternative Christmas feast made from unwanted food - Daily Mail ---- The Feast of Seven Fishes is a four-course Italian banquet Food waste activist Tom Hunt will host the event at Borough Market Dishes include foraged salads and fish stew made with pollock and coley By Anucyia Victor for MailOnline Published: … [Read more...]

All aboard the Number 2 bus that runs on poop

Source: All aboard the Number 2 bus that runs on poop ---- Britain’s first “number two” bus will take to the road today - powered entirely by human and food waste. Bio-Bus, a 40-seater shuttle service between Bath and Bristol Airport, can travel over 350km on one tank of fuel. The gas is generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste … [Read more...]

This Copenhagen Restaurant Won’t Get You Wasted – Munchies_ Food by VICE

Source: This Copenhagen Restaurant Won't Get You Wasted - Munchies_ Food by VICE ---- Some cooks are into looks. They want produce pretty enough to win pageants. But the kitchen at Spisehuset Rub & Stub doesn’t mind when ingredients are ugly, as long as they taste good. Rub & Stub works with the crumbs of the food industry, crafting its menu … [Read more...]

Stomach-churning food stats

Source: Stomach-churning food stats ---- Americans throw out 30 percent of their food. (iStock) As Americans prepare to sit down at the dinner table and give thanks this holiday, it's a good time to note the growing problem of global food waste. Last month, National Geographic reported some startling statistics about how much food is wasted … [Read more...]

Food bank turns grocer waste into food for thousands

Source: Food bank turns grocer waste into food for thousands ---- Sarah Jane Kyle, The Coloradoan 11:44 p.m. MST November 17, 2014 Kyle Senger, route driver for the Food Bank for Larimer County, collects produce set aside for him in a cooler at Whole Foods Market in Fort Collins. (Photo: V. Richard Haro/The Coloradoan ) The Food Bank for … [Read more...]

Students’ ‘Feeding Forward’ fights hunger, food waste – UC Berkeley

Source: Students' 'Feeding Forward' fights hunger, food waste - UC Berkeley ---- BERKELEY — For fourth-year Berkeley student Chloe Tsang, it isn’t necessary to take an international flight to encounter the”global poverty” she has studied in class. Hunger, should we choose to see it, is “at our back door,” on the streets of Berkeley — a reality … [Read more...]

Bullard High School FFA weighs the food waste

Source: Bullard High School FFA weighs the food waste ---- By Kelsey Green Special to the Bullard Banner News Bullard High School FFA students recently collected 63 pounds of fruits and vegetables wasted during lunch time. The wasteful gathering is a part of project the FFA will present at District Convention Thursday, Nov. 13, in Mineola. … [Read more...]

Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hill Turbo-Charge D.C.’s Hunger Fighters – WRVO Public Media

Source: Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hill Turbo-Charge D.C.'s Hunger Fighters - WRVO Public Media ---- If you're like me — I binged on an entire season of Parts Unknown during a single weekend — then you get the pull of globetrotting foodie Anthony Bourdain. Whether he's sharing secret recipes from Iran or pulling the veil back on the tradition … [Read more...]

Delivering food industry excess to where it’s most needed – Irish Times

Source: Delivering food industry excess to where it's most needed - Irish Times ---- The industry term is surplus food, but that’s merely a euphemism for food waste – a problem said to cost the Irish economy up to €4 billion a year. Waste spills out of the food chain at all levels and in huge volumes, from farmers dumping cosmetically ugly … [Read more...]

A Detroit Mom's $4,000 Sacrifice Helped this Company Grow

Source: A Detroit Mom's $4,000 Sacrifice Helped this Company Grow ---- Pashon Murray has a story, a vision and a product people are beginning to buy — three key ingredients for a successful company. Her tiny firm, Detroit Dirt, picks up food waste from companies including General Motors General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the … [Read more...]

Could Massachusetts food waste ban be a road map for the rest of the country? – Alaska Dispatch

Source: Could Massachusetts food waste ban be a road map for the rest of the country? - Alaska Dispatch ---- On a Monday morning in the Boston University food court, students toss plates of food in bins with multicolored labels: green for recycling, black for landfill, and yellow for compostables.“We capture as much food waste and organic … [Read more...]