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    22 Ways the Next U.S. Farm Bill Can Reduce Food Waste

    22 Ways the Next U.S. Farm Bill Can Reduce Food Waste

    Today is Stop Food Waste Day, a chance to draw attention to the fact that, according to UN statistics, around a third of the food produced worldwide is discarded.  But a coalition of experts and environmental advocates want to change that. A day ahead of Stop Food Waste Day, the Harvard Law School Food Law […]

    8 Best Environmental Cookbooks to Add to Your Bookshelf

    8 Best Environmental Cookbooks to Add to Your Bookshelf

    Whether you’re not much of a home cook or you’ve been cheffing it up for years, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut on what to make. Not only that, but human diets today collectively take a huge toll on our environment. The pesticides and water used to grow food, the emissions required to transport it from fields across the world to your local grocery store … it all adds up to one major foodprint.

    How to Store 31 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Less Food Waste

    How to Store 31 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Less Food Waste

    It’s estimated that the average household wastes more than 30% of the food it obtains – a staggering statistic with both financial and environmental consequences. 140 million acres of land are needed to produce this lost or wasted food each year, which is about the size of New York and California combined.

    New York Food Waste Recycling Law Goes Into Effect

    New York Food Waste Recycling Law Goes Into Effect

    New York has joined California, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in requiring the biggest sources of food waste to donate excess food or recycle food waste. The hope is to keep food, and its related methane emissions, out of landfills. The new law took affect on January 1, 2021.

    EPA Releases First-of-Its-Kind Report on Food Waste

    EPA Releases First-of-Its-Kind Report on Food Waste

    In the U.S., more than one-third of food produced goes to waste. While these organic compounds may seem harmless to toss in a landfill, food makes up 22% of waste in landfills and emits greenhouse gases, namely methane, as it rots. For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report […]

    12 Creative Ways to Use Citrus Peels

    12 Creative Ways to Use Citrus Peels

    As much as we love composting, citrus peels are too valuable to be tossed. Lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges, clementines, or any of your other favorite citrus fruits can be used in their entirety. The peels may carry even more nutritional benefits than the fruit inside: just one tablespoon of orange peel supplies 3x more vitamin […]

    5 Best Kitchen Compost Bins to Reduce Your Food Waste

    5 Best Kitchen Compost Bins to Reduce Your Food Waste

    If you’re a fan of experimenting in the kitchen but are conscious of the amount of food waste you produce, it may be worth looking into purchasing an indoor compost bin. Purchasing one of the best compost bins is a great way to reduce food waste, even in small spaces. In this article, we’ll go […]