3 Friends in India Who Spent a Year Bringing Food to the Hungry Win International Grant

Oct 07, 15 3 Friends in India Who Spent a Year Bringing Food to the Hungry Win International Grant

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The group will soon begin expanding No Food Waste into nearby cities. Since last October, a group of friends in Coimbatore, India have spent their free time collecting excess food from weddings and hotels, and distributing it among locals in need. The project, founded by a young man named Padmanaban Gopalan, is called No Food...

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What Americans do with fish is shocking

Oct 05, 15 What Americans do with fish is shocking

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There are plenty of fish in the sea. Plenty, also, in the trash. Of all the food that Americans waste — and Americans waste a lot of food — it’s the seafood that never gets eaten that should trouble us most. Few sources of nutrition, after all, are as coveted as fish. They’re high in protein, and low in fat. Eating them...

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USDA and EPA Join with Private Sector, Charitable Organizations to Set Nation’s First Food Waste Reduction Goals

Oct 05, 15 USDA and EPA Join with Private Sector, Charitable Organizations to Set Nation’s First Food Waste Reduction Goals

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NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2015 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg announced the United States’ first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030. As part of the effort, the federal government will lead a new...

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7 Tips to Improve Food Recovery: A Case Study from Santa Clara County

Sep 30, 15 7 Tips to Improve Food Recovery: A Case Study from Santa Clara County

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In early 2015 Santa Clara County hired Food Shift to research where and why food is being wasted in the region, to identify community insights and solutions, and to make recommendations to the county to make food recovery more efficient, equitable, and sustainable. Food Shift’s research process consisted of interviewing and...

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Food Loss & Waste Has Got to Do a Lot with Sustainable Development

Sep 29, 15 Food Loss & Waste Has Got to Do a Lot with Sustainable Development

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More than 150 world leaders will meet in New York this weekend to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global targets intended to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and curb climate change. The SDGs will help set the global development agenda for the next 15 years, focusing attention on the...

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On menu for world leaders – trash, and a message

Sep 28, 15 On menu for world leaders – trash, and a message

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World leaders accustomed to fine dining had a surprise on their plates Sunday at the United Nations — trash. Chefs cooked up a lunch made entirely of food that would have ended up in garbage bins, hoping to highlight the extraordinary waste in modern diets and its role in worsening climate change. On the menu for the lunch at...

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