Tag: food waste

Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.

Continue Reading

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

| March 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.

Continue Reading

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City’s apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.

Continue Reading

Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads and Eat ‘Em Up Instead. Yum!

Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads and Eat ‘Em Up Instead. Yum!

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you really want to fight food waste, eat fish heads, the U.N. says. They’re nutritious and delicious, but most fish heads get thrown back in the sea as trash or turned into livestock feed.

Continue Reading

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Food Waste

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Food Waste

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the U.S., nearly 40% of the food we grow, distribute, put on store shelves then ultimately buy as consumers never gets eaten. But cooperative associations of organic food producers like Marin Organic based in Point Reyes Station are striving to cut down on food waste. Learn more in this new video from “Lexicon of Sustainability” filmmaker Douglas Gayeton.

Continue Reading

The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

From GMOs to apps on your phone, these were some of the biggest food stories and trends in 2013.

Continue Reading

Here’s A Reason To Love Disco Again: Stopping Food Waste

Here’s A Reason To Love Disco Again: Stopping Food Waste

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wednesday is World Food Day, an occasion meant to strengthen the commitment to end global hunger. Across Europe, activists are throwing disco soup parties to turn leftover food into delicious food to give to the hungry. And as the name suggests, there’s music, too.

Continue Reading

In the Trash: The Wasted 40% of Food

In the Trash: The Wasted 40% of Food

| October 14, 2013 | 5 Comments

In the U.S., 40% of the food we produce gets throw away. Most of that ends up in landfills, instead of on the plates of the hungry. A few organizations in the Bay Area are hoping to change that.

Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals

Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals

| September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the United States, 40 percent of the food produced annually goes to waste. Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, wants to do something about it. He’s opening a restaurant that will transform produce past its sell date into healthful take-out food.

Continue Reading

Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.

Continue Reading

Tara Duggan Talks Root to Stalk Cooking: Recipes and Tips on The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable

Tara Duggan Talks Root to Stalk Cooking: Recipes and Tips on The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Tara Duggan, author of Root to Stalk Cooking, shares tips, recipes, and advice on making the most of produce odds and ends with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Candied fennel, anyone?

Continue Reading

When You Waste Food, You’re Wasting Tons Of Water, Too

When You Waste Food, You’re Wasting Tons Of Water, Too

| June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Some 45 trillion gallons of water are lost each year with all of the food that’s thrown out around the world, according to a report from the World Resources Institute. This represents a staggering 24 percent of all water used for agriculture.

Continue Reading

Dumpster Diver TV: Austrians Cook Up Food Waste Reality Show

Dumpster Diver TV: Austrians Cook Up Food Waste Reality Show

| January 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Inspired by shows like Fear Factor, an Austrian artist teamed up with chefs and waste divers to demonstrate the delicious possibilities of trash. In each episode, they set off by bike in search of “bio trashcans,” where organic waste is most likely to be found.

Continue Reading

How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks

How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks

| May 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Guilty of letting salad greens go limp or yogurt languish long past its use-by date? You’re not alone. Sarah Henry offers tips on how to prevent food waste at home.

Continue Reading