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Corporate retail grocery giants contributing to global hunger and food waste by rejecting food that's 'too ugly'

7/16/2016 - Global food waste has become an increasingly concerning problem that the world needs to address. According to The Guardian, 60 million tons of produce, or one-third of all the world's foodstuffs, are wasted by retailers and consumers on an annual basis. As a result of consumer and retailer rejection...

France makes it illegal for super markets to waste food in effort to solve world hunger without GMOs

2/22/2016 - France has made a strong commitment towards fighting hunger by becoming the world's first country to ban supermarkets from wasting food. The French senate voted unanimously in support of a new law which forbids throwing away food nearing its "best-before" date, so that it can instead be donated to...

Real Junk Food Project is putting an end to food waste while providing affordable meals at no charge

10/10/2015 - An enterprising ex-chef from Great Britain has come up with a novel way to tackle the problem of food waste while providing the public with healthy, delicious meals at little or no cost. Two years ago, Adam Smith opened his first cafe dedicated to using perfectly good food that would have otherwise...

France's initiatives for better health and a better environment

9/8/2015 - Supermarkets that donate their excess food to people in need, roofs covered in greenery, the private sale of glyphosate banned... Should we expect anything less from a country as committed to strikes and protests as France? Recently, France has been riding a streak of increasingly environmentally and...

Vancouver addresses food waste problem: it's now the law to use green bins to separate foods

1/28/2015 - The issue of food waste has becoming a mounting issue, with many people across the globe expressing concern that much of the waste is not only unnecessary, but harming the health of people and the environment. So serious is the issue that the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has made it illegal...

How to cut down on food waste by learning label terminology

8/1/2014 - Although the biggest waste of food comes from Big Ag, a handful of major food distributors, and retail grocers and restaurants, minimizing personal food waste is vital for preserving what you eat before it spoils while not exceeding your food budget. William Fisher, vice president of science and...

Easy ways to prevent food waste from the comfort of home

7/19/2014 - It's estimated that in America, about 133 billion pounds of food go to waste annually. The waste exists for a variety of reasons, ranging from expired or forgotten foods in household refrigerators to regulations that do not permit retailers to sell foods that are bruised, misshapen, or otherwise deemed...

Daily amount of food waste in America enough to fill a football stadium

10/17/2011 - Many Americans today give very little thought to the amount of food they throw away, naively assuming that there will always be "more where that came from." And such disregard for the precious nature of food has become so prevalent that roughly a football field's-worth of food waste is produced every...

UK group turns leftover food waste into fertilizer for organic gardens

6/25/2011 - Countless millions of pounds of leftover food go to waste every single year around the world, and a UK group has decided to put that waste to good use. Utilizing a roughly $1.2 million grant given to it from a waste minimization organization, the CWM Harry Land Trust, an environmental and social charity...

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