Roast Chicken or 208 Minutes in the Shower—Your Call, Water Hog

Source: Roast Chicken or 208 Minutes in the Shower—Your Call, Water Hog ---- Last night I ate lentils, brussels sprouts, and bread for dinner. Thanks to the ongoing drought in the West and a general increase in the environmental impact of the food we eat, ag water usage stats have shown a weird ability to go viral. *CONTINUED: Roast … [Read more...]

UGA to host summit on food insecurity, food waste – WSAV-TV

Source: UGA to host summit on food insecurity, food waste - WSAV-TV ---- ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia is preparing to host an event focused on fighting hunger and reducing food waste. The Campus Kitchens Project and the Food Recovery Network are scheduled to hold a summit at UGA April 18 and 19 at the Zell B. Miller Learning … [Read more...]

Love Food Challenge aims to cut waste, save money

Source: Love Food Challenge aims to cut waste, save money ---- LISMORE Mayor Jenny Dowell is encouraging locals to get on board with the Love Food Challenge, which could save you $1000 a year and help reduce the vast quantities of food wasted in Australia each year. Cr Dowell said that Australians could save $8 billion a year by cutting food … [Read more...]

WISErg Announces $11 Million Series B Funding

Source: WISErg Announces $11 Million Series B Funding ---- REDMOND, WA--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2015) - WISErg Corporation, a bio-clean technology company that converts landfill bound food waste into highly productive organic fertilizer today announced Series B round investments totaling $11 million. The latest funding was led by Second Avenue … [Read more...]

Drought Could Impact Santa Monica Food Pantries – The Lookout News

Source: Drought Could Impact Santa Monica Food Pantries - The Lookout News ---- By Hector GonzalezStaff WriterMarch 23, 2015 -- Surplus cruciferous vegetables and slightly over-ripe fruit are becoming scarcer and scarcer luxuries in the one or two bags of groceries volunteers hand out to homeless people and others in need every Wednesday at a … [Read more...]

Need to reduce food waste: Experts

Source: Need to reduce food waste: Experts ---- Experts have scratched their heads to find ways to utilize the surplus food left by Saudis, which usually ends up in the garbage can. One suggestion is that the charity organizations can collect leftover food to distribute to the poor. At a time when experts estimate there are over 870 million … [Read more...]

World Water Day: ‘Scarcity is imminent if conservation delayed’ – The Express Tribune

Source: World Water Day: 'Scarcity is imminent if conservation delayed' - The Express Tribune ---- Photo exhibi­tion, awaren­ess walk held on The Mall. Al Khidmat Foundation held an awareness walk on The Mall. PHOTO: PR LAHORE:  “Our country is faced with imminent water scarcity. Unless we learn to use water in an efficient manner, our … [Read more...]

Volunteers glean crops to help Palm Beach County’s hungry – Palm Beach Post

Source: Volunteers glean crops to help Palm Beach County's hungry - Palm Beach Post ---- Beneath an unseasonably warm spring sun, about 50 volunteers foraged rows of red and green bell peppers Sunday morning, plucking hundreds of pounds of baseball-sized vegetables from the vine. The work, called “gleaning,” will ensure thousands of hungry … [Read more...]

Volunteers glean crops to help Palm Beach County’s hungry – Palm Beach Post

Source: Volunteers glean crops to help Palm Beach County's hungry - Palm Beach Post ---- Beneath an unseasonably warm spring sun, about 50 volunteers foraged rows of red and green bell peppers Sunday morning, plucking hundreds of pounds of baseball-sized vegetables from the vine. The work, called “gleaning,” will ensure thousands of hungry … [Read more...]

Growing an organization with roots in the community – Buffalo News

Source: Growing an organization with roots in the community - Buffalo News ---- LOCKPORT – In the six years since she became executive director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Niagara County, Cathy Lovejoy Maloney has achieved a great deal, yet by her own admission, the possibilities her job affords are endless. The group’s mission is, in … [Read more...]

Sustainability film series to debut ‘Just Eat It’

Source: Sustainability film series to debut ‘Just Eat It’ ---- Browse Home / Local News / Sustainability film series to debut ‘Just Eat It’ NEW — 6 a.m. March 22, 2015 The Issaquah Office of Sustainability’s next Film Series is March 25 with the Washington State Premiere of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story.” The free film will be shown from … [Read more...]

Plentiful Partnership of Niagara addresses issue of food insecurity

Source: Plentiful Partnership of Niagara addresses issue of food insecurity ---- LOCKPORT – Niagara County has a food insecurity rate of 17.2 percent – higher than the state or national average. That means that more than 17 percent of the county’s population does not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious … [Read more...]

FROM THE EDITOR: Food bank serves up good will – Green Valley News

Source: FROM THE EDITOR: Food bank serves up good will - Green Valley News ---- “I wonder what they’ll be serving.” Sure, it was shallow, but that was my first thought a couple of months go when I was asked to speak at the Green Valley Sahuarita Community Food Bank volunteer luncheon. What do food bank people feed themselves, anyway? The … [Read more...]

Have enough surplus food, won’t face food shortage due to unseasonal rainfall … – IBNLive

Source: Have enough surplus food, won't face food shortage due to unseasonal rainfall ... - IBNLive ---- New Delhi: Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis … [Read more...]

Act Local, Think Global – the Food Revolution in Zambia – AllAfrica.com

Source: Act Local, Think Global - the Food Revolution in Zambia - AllAfrica.com ---- analysis By Meera Patel International conversation around food in Africa has traditionally been one of doom and decline. In 2012 the World Bank declared the average life expectancy at birth to be 56 years in sub-saharan Africa. One third of all children … [Read more...]

New cafe to launch in Bolton selling 'waste' food destined for landfill

Source: New cafe to launch in Bolton selling 'waste' food destined for landfill ---- ‘RUBBISH’ food could take on a whole new meaning at a cafe which will serve only waste produce destined for landfill. Bolton could soon be home to the latest Real Junk Food Project cafe – serving meals made from ingredients deemed past their best by … [Read more...]

Food waste clubs to launch in Basildon this summer

Source: Food waste clubs to launch in Basildon this summer ---- A NEW project aimed at tackling avoidable household food waste will be launched in Basildon this summer. Essex County Council has commissioned the Children’s Food Trust to set up ten Food Waste Buster clubs in the town. The clubs will also share healthy cooking tips and … [Read more...]

Prison may close; food effort hurt? – Stowe Today

Source: Prison may close; food effort hurt? - Stowe Today ---- Prison may close; food effort hurt?Stowe Today... to close a prison in Windsor is causing alarm, because the inmates prepare vegetables to help feed the hungry in Vermont. Salvation Farms, a Morristown-based organization, works with area farmers to get their surplus late-season … [Read more...]