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Posts tagged food waste

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



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.

September 17, 2015


lots of apples

It’s Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say

The government's first ever national target to reduce food waste will encourage farmers to donate more of their imperfect produce to the hungry.

August 24, 2015


Food trucks in Louisville

Louisville Food Hub Cancels Biofuel Plans

After facing community opposition, plans for a massive new food hub in Louisville will no longer include a composting facility to turn food waste into energy.

July 10, 2015


A glass of milk from a bottle

Dairy Farmers Dumping Surplus Milk

With U.S. milk production booming and consumption dropping, dairy farmers in the US and Canada are burying surplus supplied because they can’t find buyers.

June 26, 2015


half-eaten apple

Summer Food Delivery, Let’s Talk Food Waste, Fruit Meringue

Jonathan Bloom explains three reasons why food might not make it from a farm to your plate. Delivering food to kids in the summer. Fruit meringue for dessert.

June 26, 2015


Wasted food sits in a dumpster

Food Companies Vow To Cut Food Waste In Half By 2025

A global consortium of 400 companies has pledged to curb food waste by half over the next decade.

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