Food System

The Way Cheap Food Feeds Big Hunger and Inequality

Mar 16th, 2018 | By Andy Fisher

Is the growing trend of using food waste as a hunger solution ignoring the more complicated questions of why we produce and waste so much food in the first place? Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger, argues yes.
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Food System, Eco Living

Seed Sharing in the Age of Climate Change

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock

Sharing seeds is the age-old practice of saving seeds from your own plants and sharing them with others. At first glance, it can seem like a quaint hobby, but seed saving and sharing can actually be an act of building resilience.
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Super Bowl LII Aims to Score Zero for Waste

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock

No matter who wins the Feb. 4 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis, this year’s Super Bowl LII will be a victory for the green sports movement. If all goes according to plan, it will be a “zero-waste” Super Bowl. Here's how they're doing it.
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6 Ways to Shop Smart and Waste Less

Dec 29th, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

We think of food waste as something that happens at home. But really, it starts with what we put in our grocery carts. With supermarkets designed to tempt us in every aisle, it’s easy to end up overbuying. Here are some tips to help you buy just what you need.
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Food System

10 Ways to Use Citrus Peels

Dec 8th, 2017 | By Anne-Marie Bonneau

Citrus is one of the few fruits that comes in its own natural package. But did you know those peels can be more than just colorful wrappers? We asked Anne-Marie Bonneau, who blogs at The Zero Waste Chef, how she uses citrus peels — she had so many great ideas that we put them together in an infographic.
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Food System

New Study Measures the 'Foodprint' of Food Waste

Nov 28th, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

As you scrape food into the trash, do you ever stop to think about all the resources you’re throwing away along with it? The land it was grown on, the water and fertilizer that helped it grow, the energy used to harvest, store and deliver it? A new study, by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Sustainable America, considered these questions by analyzing the resource use associated with our diet, including the portion that gets wasted. Our infographic breaks down the results.
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What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

Parent or not, Halloween candy is inescapable this time of year. Between your kids’ haul, the leftovers from what you give out to trick or treaters and the snack bowl at work, most of us are facing more candy than we can or should eat. To deal with this candy deluge, many people let their kids eat it for a week then simply throw away the rest when the novelty wears off. We get it—we shouldn’t sacrifice our health for the sake of reducing food waste. But before you send that sack full of sugary treats to the landfill, consider these ideas.
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Food System

Now Showing: 'Wasted! The Story of Food Waste'

Oct 13th, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

Today is opening day for Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. The new documentary, executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, aims to expose new audiences to the global problem of food waste and, ultimately, change our relationship to food. Learn how you can see it and who Bourdain hopes to reach.
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Food System

Eating Out Without Wasting Food

Sep 21st, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

As kids, we were taught to clean our plates, but at today’s restaurants, that can be a monumental task. Big portions mean we end up eating more, but a hidden consequence is that we waste more, too. Our new infographic explores surprising facts behind restaurant food waste and easy tips for dining out without wasting food.
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How to Reduce Food Waste Like a Chef

Jul 31st, 2017 | By Sustainable America

Are you ready to tackle food waste in your kitchen? Now, you can do it the way professional chefs do it with the "I Value Food: Too Good to Waste" Challenge.
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