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Posts tagged food waste

April 28, 2017

 

cows

Why Aren’t More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity, but some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.

February 20, 2017

 

carton of eggs

To Cut Food Waste, Expiration Labels Get An Update

You could start seeing more standardized food labels by summer 2018, the soft deadline trade groups told members to aim for in adopting the new language.

February 16, 2017

 

sandwich

‘Sell By’ Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may dupe consumers into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations are proposing reforms.

December 8, 2016

 

kombucha SCOBY and instructions

Making Kombucha At Home Makes Financial Sense

In today's show, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard gives a kombucha tutorial. Then we meet Amanda LeGore-Smith and hear how Asian carp helped her rebuild her life.

November 25, 2016

 

apple cores

Food Waste Comes In Many Shapes, Sizes, Flavors

What Thanksgiving leftovers are filling your fridge? On this week's show, we talk food waste with Jonathan Bloom, and Daniel Orr makes soups with leftovers.

August 19, 2016

 

bread bits

Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.

July 28, 2016

 

Coffee beans ripen on the bush

Coffee Flour Grinds Down Food Waste

A new startup is making an edible product out of fruit pulp from coffee plants that farmers usually dump.

July 7, 2016

 

moldy strawberries

New Food Waste Standards Hope To Halve Food Waste By 2030

The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard will help measure and manage food loss and waste, for both countries and private companies.

May 27, 2016

 

A package of cream cheese is stamped

Congress Tackles Murky Expiration Dates

In an effort to curb food waste, the U.S. Senate and House have introduced bills to standardize date labeling across the country.

May 12, 2016

 

Recycling receptacles line a curb in South Korea

South Korea Curbs Food Waste With Hi-Tech Tracking

South Korea’s RFID garbage metering system has reduced food waste by hundreds of thousands of tons over the last few years.

April 7, 2016

 

crops in hoop house

White Violet Center, A Case For USDA Organic Certification

On the podcast, what was behind the White Violet Center's decision to get certified organic (again). And, millet isn't just for the birds anymore -- or is it?

April 6, 2016

 

food waste and tractor

Can We Turn Leftover Food Into Electricity?

Anaerobic digesters solve a few problems at once -- generate renewable energy, divert food waste from landfills and cut down on harmful emissions.

March 10, 2016

 

A selection of emojis is displayed on a cell phone

Instagram And Emojis Tapped For Food Science

Researchers are using social media tools to analyze everything from kids’ nutrition to food deserts.

March 9, 2016

 

orange, potato and apple

Misfit Fruits And Veggies Coming To Whole Foods

Whole Foods and Giant Eagle say they're ready to pilot sales of wonky produce that fails to meet retail beauty standards.

January 21, 2016

 

students at salad bar

Senate Nears Compromise On School Nutrition Rules

The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but it gives schools more leeway in implementing them.

December 31, 2015

 

queen bee and her worker bees

A Look Back At 2015 With Irene Newton, Kale Chips

In addition to some of our favorite stories from 2015, we examine the pros and cons of fertilizers. And, what we flush down the toilet could become energy.

December 30, 2015

 

bio methane gas pipe

Making Energy From Waste: The Other Natural Gas

One expert says current technologies could transform organic waste into enough natural gas to replace half the diesel fuel used in the US transportation sector.

December 24, 2015

 

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Food Waste From Donations, Gingerbread Houses, Lentils+Tofu

We follow donated produce from the supermarket to the soup kitchen. The competitive world of making gingerbread houses. Scientists are still stumped by PED.

December 22, 2015

 

A City Harvest volunteer in New York rescues vegetables from garbage bins.

New App Rescues Wasted Food To Fight Hunger

A new food pantry database is connecting about two thousand food banks and partner agencies to ensure food donations end up getting used.

December 22, 2015

 

casey stuery at hoosier hills food bank

Tracking Food Donations, From Grocery Store To Soup Kitchen

Once food is marked for donation at groceries, it's a race to get it to hunger organizations around the area. Unfortunately, not all food survives the journey.

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