"The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the cracks in a corporate-focused system supported by polices that favor profits at any cost." Christopher Cook, author of the author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis, writes this article in the Guardian May 7, 2020: Farmers are destroying mountains of food. Here's […]
Despite the fact that 1 in 7 Americans if food insecure, every year, American consumers, businesses, and farms spend $218 billion a year, or 1.3% of GDP, growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten. That’s 52 million tons of food sent to landfill annually, plus another 10 million tons that is […]
Can we use insects to convert food waste into animal feed?
Able and Cole, a produce delivery service in the UK, is now using the UK's first fully-compostable bag for vegetables. They are formed from non-GMO starch potatoes and a compostable polymer, and they are available in larger trash bag sizes for kitchen waste or yard debris. If you live in the UK, you can order these […]
[vimeo 154439089 w=500 h=281] Together, the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and Racing Horse Productions presents Expired? Food Waste in America. The film is visually compelling, full of all kinds of trivia worth knowing (for instance: there's no federal standard on how to create an expiration date?), and poses some real compelling food for thought about how our […]
France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities By Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian, May 22, 2015 French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste. The French national assembly […]