Is this the start of a food waste revolution?

Feb 15, 16 Is this the start of a food waste revolution?

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Last week UK supermarket giant ASDA announced it has begun to sell ‘Wonky Veg’ boxes for only £3.50. The announcement was praised by thousands. Could this mean the UK is now following in the footsteps of it’s European counterparts, and heading toward a monumental shift in buying habits? Denmark has been leading the food waste...

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France becomes 1st country to ban supermarket food waste

Feb 05, 16 France becomes 1st country to ban supermarket food waste

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The French senate unanimously passed a law on Wednesday that stops grocery stores from throwing away and intentionally spoiling food that approaches best-buy dates. Instead, they’ll have to give all of this food to charities and food banks, which will provide the hungry with millions of more meals. Just a 15% increase in...

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Zero Hunger? UN Leads With Landfill Salad and Recycled Food

Jan 26, 16 Zero Hunger? UN Leads With Landfill Salad and Recycled Food

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When the United Nations hosted a high-level lunch for visiting world leaders at the UN dining room during the General Assembly sessions last September, they were in for an unexpected surprise. The lunch, hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a strong advocate of “zero hunger”, consisted largely of recycled food salvaged from the...

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New ‘Champions 12.3’ Coalition Inspires Action to Halve Global Food Waste

Jan 25, 16 New ‘Champions 12.3’ Coalition Inspires Action to Halve Global Food Waste

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Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture CC A coalition of 30 international leaders launched their Champions 12.3 initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos today to inspire ambitious action on reducing global food loss and waste. The group’s name is a reference to Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals...

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Leading a Global Mission to Reduce Food Waste

Jan 18, 16 Leading a Global Mission to Reduce Food Waste

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The Postharvest Education Foundation’s innovative e-learning and mentoring programs are spreading knowledge and empowerment to reduce food waste around the world. The Postharvest Education Foundation’s mission is to provide innovative programs that motivate and empower people to reduce food waste. They have worked to develop...

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The food wastage footprint of pulses

Jan 08, 16 The food wastage footprint of pulses

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Friday, December 4 marked the launch of the G20 Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste. The knowledge sharing platform—a joint effort between FAO and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)—is meant to raise awareness and share best practices for measuring and reducing food waste...

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