food waste

The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan

The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan

A former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory in Japan has been converted into the world’s largest indoor farm. Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, CEO of Mirai Co., partnered with GE

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Markus Jeschaunig’s Arc de Triomphe Highlights Consumer Waste with Two Tons of Stale Bread

Markus Jeschaunig’s Arc de Triomphe Highlights Consumer Waste with Two Tons of Stale Bread

Did you know that 70,000 tons of edible bread goes to waste every year in Austria? According to designer and sustainability advocate Markus Jeschaunig, the amount of food that Europeans waste every year

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Ford Turns Heinz Tomato Waste into Brilliant New Lightweight Bioplastic for Car Parts

Ford Turns Heinz Tomato Waste into Brilliant New Lightweight Bioplastic for Car Parts

Heinz uses the pulp of more than two million tons of tomatoes every year to make their iconic ketchup, soups and sauces - but what happens to the leftovers? Ford just announced that they have teamed up

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Food Waste Fuels Vertical Farming in Chicago

Food Waste Fuels Vertical Farming in Chicago

The Windy City is turning into a hotbed of sustainable urban agriculture. Entrepreneur John Edel is transforming The Plant, a 1920s era meatpacking facility in Chicago's industrial Back of the Yards

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World Bank Report Shows Almost a Third Of All Food Produced is Wasted

World Bank Report Shows Almost a Third Of All Food Produced is Wasted

Produce Photo from Shutterstock According to the latest issue of the World Bank's quarterly Food Price Watch, the world loses or wastes one-quarter to one-third of all food produced for human

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Cost of Food Waste

INFOGRAPHIC: The Cost of Food Waste

Did you know that every year about 1.3 billion tons of food go to waste? That's about a third of all food produced - and yet 870 million people are undernourished around the world. NeoMam Studios just

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Former Trader Joe’s President Plans to Dish Out ‘Expired’ Food in New Store

Former Trader Joe’s President Plans to Dish Out ‘Expired’ Food in New Store

Trader Joe’s former president Doug Rauch is tackling wasted food from supermarkets by repackaging it and selling it to underserved urbanites. Rauch is spearheading a new food discount store called Daily

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UK Report Finds Up To 40% of All Fruit and Vegetables Are Wasted Because of “Ugliness”

UK Report Finds Up To 40% of All Fruit and Vegetables Are Wasted Because of “Ugliness”

Tomato photo from Shutterstock If your tomato isn't Instagram-worthy, does that mean it deserves to be thrown away? A recent UK study reported that up to 40% of edible, but "ugly" produce—fruits and

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LeftoverSwap is an App that Lets You Share Unwanted Food

LeftoverSwap is an App that Lets You Share Unwanted Food

No matter how valiant the attempt, sometimes it is just impossible to finish that last helping of casserole for dinner. Instead of letting perfectly good food languish in the fridge, the developers of

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Food Waste is the World’s Third Biggest Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Food Waste is the World’s Third Biggest Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A recent study by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the 1.3 billion tons of food discarded around the world account for more greenhouse gas emissions than those emitted by any

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Using Crops to Feed People Instead of Cows and Cars Could Substantially Reduce World Hunger

Using Crops to Feed People Instead of Cows and Cars Could Substantially Reduce World Hunger

Image via Shutterstock Currently 36 percent of the food produced worldwide is used to feed animals, according to new research published in Environmental Research Letters. The study found that halving

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Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Who hasn't experienced the frustration of picking a piece of fruit out of a bowl only to toss it out because it's covered in a nasty layer of mold? Student designer Jagjit Chodha hopes to put an end to

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German Website Reduces Food Waste by Allowing People to Share Excess Food

German Website Reduces Food Waste by Allowing People to Share Excess Food

Food photo from Shutterstock Each day people around the world throw away a staggering amount of food - by some accounts, almost half of all food produced winds up in the trash. The German website

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Oxfam Photo Essay Shows What Seven Families Across the Globe Eat in a Week

Oxfam Photo Essay Shows What Seven Families Across the Globe Eat in a Week

Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam The images include families from seven different countries, including Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, the United Kingdom, Tajikistan and Zimbabwe. Some of the families own

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Japan’s Ne Quittez Pas Restaurant Serves Up High-End Dishes Made of Dirt

Japan’s Ne Quittez Pas Restaurant Serves Up High-End Dishes Made of Dirt

Photo via Shutterstock It's not unusual for chefs to resort to highly bizarre ingredients in an effort to provide a unique, avant garde dining experience, but one French restaurant in Japan has dug

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Up to 50 Percent of All Food Produced is Thrown Away

Up to 50 Percent of All Food Produced is Thrown Away

Vegetables photo from Shutterstock Researchers at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) recently found that between 30 to 50 percent of all food produced - or up to two billion tons - is thrown

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‘Waste Cooking’ is a Reality TV Show That Makes Delicious Dishes From Discarded Food

‘Waste Cooking’ is a Reality TV Show That Makes Delicious Dishes From Discarded Food

As a species, we waste an amazing amount of food. According to Natural Resources Defense Council, people chuck an incredible 40% of all food we produce. Dumpster divers have long sought to live off of the

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1.9 Million Worms Chomp Down Airport Waste in North Carolina

1.9 Million Worms Chomp Down Airport Waste in North Carolina

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina has deployed 1.9 million worms to turn a boatload of organic waste into fertilizer. Every day the airport housekeeping department headed by

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Study Finds That Cutting Food Waste Could Feed One Billion Hungry People

Study Finds That Cutting Food Waste Could Feed One Billion Hungry People

Improving food security and availability is increasingly important as temperatures continue to rise, the population continues to grow and water becomes more precious. The focus often falls on techniques

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With “Bio-Trimmings” Hoyan Ip Transforms Food Waste into Stylish Buttons and Buckles

With “Bio-Trimmings” Hoyan Ip Transforms Food Waste into Stylish Buttons and Buckles

Every day, millions of pounds of food are sent to landfills around the world, but one fashion designer has come up with a clever way to remove some of that uneaten food from the waste stream. London-based

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Waste Is Generated in the UK by Major Holidays?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Waste Is Generated in the UK by Major Holidays?

As Halloween approaches, it's time to start carving jack o' lanterns and concocting fabulous costumes. And as we do so, it's worth remembering why it's always best to create DIY costumes with materials

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Environment Agency’s Lord Smith Backs UK Business’ Green Growth, Including Coca-Cola’s

Environment Agency’s Lord Smith Backs UK Business’ Green Growth, Including Coca-Cola’s

Lord Smith, the chairman for the Environment Agency in the UK, paid a visit to Europe's largest Coca-Cola plant this week, and on his tour he underlined the importance of green growth. Speaking about

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Starbucks to Recycle Coffee Grounds and Baked Goods into Laundry Detergent and Other Products

Starbucks to Recycle Coffee Grounds and Baked Goods into Laundry Detergent and Other Products

Over the past year, Starbucks has launched a range of initiatives to reduce their footprint, and now in order to tackle their share of the 1.3 billion tons of food that is put into landfills worldwide

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FlashFood App Aims to Reduce the United States’ 33 Million Tons of Annual Food Waste

FlashFood App Aims to Reduce the United States’ 33 Million Tons of Annual Food Waste

Food waste is a serious problem in America - in 2010 alone the US threw away 33 million tons of food! What is even more shocking is that according to the EPA, food waste accounts for almost 14% of the

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Got Milk? Wasted Milk Creates the Equivalent Emissions of 20,000 Cars Annually

Got Milk? Wasted Milk Creates the Equivalent Emissions of 20,000 Cars Annually

Food waste has long been a problem, but it seems a particular foodstuff is more harmful than others. According to a team from Edinburgh University, wasted milk that is poured down the drain can create a

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Studio Rygalik’s ‘Baguette Table’ Uses Old Bread to Raise Awareness About Food Waste

Studio Rygalik’s ‘Baguette Table’ Uses Old Bread to Raise Awareness About Food Waste

Studio Rygalik estimates that all the food thrown away in Vienna could easily feed half the population of the Austrian city of Graz. With this in mind, the studio created a series of furniture pieces --

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$500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Tape and Subsidies

$500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Tape and Subsidies

A report issued yesterday charges that $500 million of American food assistance -- a large part of our foreign policy -- is wasted annually due to red tape and American agribusiness profit. According to

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Go Halfsies: Fight Obesity by Giving Half of Your Food to Those Who Need It

Go Halfsies: Fight Obesity by Giving Half of Your Food to Those Who Need It

Go Halfsies is a brilliant social initiative in Texas that solves the tripartite problem of obesity, food waste, and hunger in one fell swoop. When diners visit participating restaurants in Austin, they

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How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

MATERIALS: - a large box (a clean shoebox works great, especially if it's colorful and eye-catching) - plastic wrap - a piece of paper STEP 1: Line the bottom of the box with plastic wrap to

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Swedish Website Encourages Blind Dates to Cook Meals Made From Leftover Food

Swedish Website Encourages Blind Dates to Cook Meals Made From Leftover Food

Food waste is a global problem, but in Sweden it is particularly prevalent - it is estimated that one fifth of all food is thrown away. This sparked an idea for the farmers’ cooperative Lantmannen,

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