food waste

Awareness of Food Waste Can Help Us Appreciate Holiday Meals

Awareness of Food Waste Can Help Us Appreciate Holiday Meals

By Bryce Hannibal Americans celebrate the winter holidays in many ways, which typically include an abundance of food, drinks, desserts—and waste. Food waste is receiving increasing attention from managers, activists, policymakers and scholars, who call it a global social problem. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, wealthy nations waste nearly as much food […]

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    How to Feed 10 Billion by 2050 Without Destroying the Planet

    How to Feed 10 Billion by 2050 Without Destroying the Planet

    By 2050, there will be 10 billion people on the earth, and global income will triple. Feeding more people with more money will increase the environmental pressures put on the planet by the global food system by between 50 and 92 percent. If nothing is done, those pressures will push Earth “beyond the planetary boundaries […]

    Austin Bans Restaurants From Throwing Food Waste Into Landfills

    Austin Bans Restaurants From Throwing Food Waste Into Landfills

    This week, the city of Austin, Texas implemented a new rule that prevents restaurants from tossing wasted food straight into the trash. Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance, enacted on Monday, requires all food-permitted businesses to divert discarded organic material, including food scraps and soiled paper, from landfills, according to the city government’s press release of the […]

    5 Ways to Make Food Production  and Land Use More Earth-Friendly

    5 Ways to Make Food Production and Land Use More Earth-Friendly

    By Edward Davey The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This ground-breaking research, produced by the Global Commission and more than 200 experts, […]

    This Innovative App Spreads Good Food Karma

    This Innovative App Spreads Good Food Karma

    The problem of food waste made headlines last month with the release of a study that found that about one third of all food is wasted, and that amount is projected to grow by another third by 2030. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Swedish startup Karma buys leftover food from restaurants, cafes and grocery […]

    Food Waste Set to Increase by 33 Percent Within 10 Years

    Food Waste Set to Increase by 33 Percent Within 10 Years

    Every year, one third of all food produced is wasted, according to a major new study published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). 1.6 billion tons of food worth around $1.2 trillion are lost or wasted every year, the study found, and the problem is only getting worse. By 2030, food waste will increase to […]

    The Plastic Waste Crisis Is an Opportunity to Get Serious About Recycling

    The Plastic Waste Crisis Is an Opportunity to Get Serious About Recycling

    By Kate O’Neill A global plastic waste crisis is building, with major implications for health and the environment. Under its so-called “National Sword” policy, China has sharply reduced imports of foreign scrap materials. As a result, piles of plastic waste are building up in ports and recycling facilities across the U.S. In response, support is […]