food waste

How Innovation Is Driving the Blue Economy

How Innovation Is Driving the Blue Economy

By Peter Beech Using waste food to farm insects as fish food and high-tech real-time water quality monitoring: innovations that could help change global aquaculture, were showcased at the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Ocean Dialogues 2020. Two young entrepreneurs addressed a breakout session of the event called Harnessing the Power of Innovation to Achieve SDG14. […]

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    Composting Could Become Mandatory in New York

    Composting Could Become Mandatory in New York

    New methods to reuse “fast fashion” clothes, recycling of construction materials, and adoption of electric school buses could all become possible in New York City under far-reaching new climate legislation introduced Thursday by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. The proposals include measures to encourage New Yorkers to use the city’s composting program to cut down […]

    Can the U.S. Slash Food Waste in Half in the Next Ten Years?

    Can the U.S. Slash Food Waste in Half in the Next Ten Years?

    By Tim Lydon Can the United States make progress on its food-waste problems? Cities like San Francisco — and a growing list of actions by the federal government — show that it’s possible. San Francisco passed the nation’s first mandatory composting law a little over 10 years ago, requiring residents and businesses to separate food […]

    Consumers May Be Wasting Twice as Much Food as Previously Thought

    Consumers May Be Wasting Twice as Much Food as Previously Thought

    Consumers may waste more than twice as much food as previously thought, a new study has found. The study, published in PLOS ONE Wednesday, estimated that consumers wasted 527 calories per day per person, BBC News reported. That’s more than double the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimate of 214 calories per day per […]

    How to Enjoy Waste-Free Holidays

    How to Enjoy Waste-Free Holidays

    The holiday season is supposed to be about giving and sharing, but often it is actually about throwing away. The U.S. generates 25 percent more garbage between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than it does during the rest of the year. That’s around one million extra tons per week, according to National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) […]

    Soil: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change

    Soil: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change

    By Claire O’Connor Agriculture is on the front lines of climate change. Whether it’s the a seven-year drought drying up fields in California, the devastating Midwest flooding in 2019, or hurricane after hurricane hitting the Eastern Shore, agriculture and rural communities are already feeling the effects of a changing climate. Scientists expect climate change to […]

    This Season, Focus on Creating Convivial Food Experiences

    This Season, Focus on Creating Convivial Food Experiences

    By Danielle Nierenberg and Jared Kaufman Eating together does more than make people happier — it can help us all be healthier, especially around the holidays. Conviviality — eating with good company — creates a joyous atmosphere around food that reminds us to honor the food and the people eating it as well as those […]

    What to Do With Those Thanksgiving Leftovers? Look to the French

    What to Do With Those Thanksgiving Leftovers? Look to the French

    It’s the day after Thanksgiving, the tryptophan has worn off, and there are towers of Tupperware filled with turkey, stuffing and potatoes in your fridge. If you rely on your microwave, you might simply resign yourself to eating the same meal, over and over again, until the leftovers run out. But you don’t have to […]