food waste

Toronto’s Pay-What-You-Can Grocery Store Feeds the Hungry, Not the Landfill

Toronto’s Pay-What-You-Can Grocery Store Feeds the Hungry, Not the Landfill

The Feed It Forward Grocery Store—Toronto’s first pay-what-you-can food market, bakery and cafe—lets customers pay only what they can afford. The store, located on 3324 Dundas St. West, opened earlier this month thanks to the efforts of chef Jagger Gordon and his team of volunteers. The food is donated from the region’s grocery stores, farmers […]

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    UK’s Largest Grocer Takes on Food and Plastic Waste

    UK’s Largest Grocer Takes on Food and Plastic Waste

    It’s been a green week for Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket. First, the chain said it would remove “Best before” labels from around 70 pre-packaged fruits and vegetables in an attempt to stop customers from discarding still-edible food, BBC News reported Tuesday. Then it announced plans to ban all non-recyclable plastics by 2019, The Independent […]

    20 Good Food Reads for Spring

    20 Good Food Reads for Spring

    By Elliott Brennan Food Tank has collected 20 of the best new books in food and agriculture to celebrate spring. Our favorite reads this season cover critical topics including the paradox of obesity and malnutrition, building strong communities through socially-conscious food systems and the essential link between food and health. Travel from Italy to Puerto […]

    UK’s Largest Coffee Chain Pledges to Recycle as Many Cups as It Sells

    UK’s Largest Coffee Chain Pledges to Recycle as Many Cups as It Sells

    Costa Coffee pledged on Wednesday to become the first coffee chain in the UK to recycle the same volume of takeaway cups they put onto the market. “Our new initiative will mean that for every Costa takeaway cup we sell, we will aim to ensure that one is recycled,” the British multinational coffeehouse touted. Costa […]

    The Grapes of Trash

    The Grapes of Trash

    By Marlene Cimons German monk and theologian Martin Luther probably said it best: “Beer is made by men, wine by God.” It’s true—the world loves its wine. Americans, in fact, downed close to a billion gallons of it in 2016. But winemakers create a lot of waste when they produce all that vino, most of […]

    How to Get More Out of Your Kitchen Stash and Minimize Your Trash

    How to Get More Out of Your Kitchen Stash and Minimize Your Trash

    By Molly M. Ginty Chances are, you and your family don’t always agree on whether to toss a carton of eggs or a box of crackers based on the date stamped on the packaging. Last year, a poll from the Food Policy Action Network found that 60 percent of people have debated the meaning of […]