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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

 

Rotten_Mango_Apple

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.

June 8, 2015

 

Food waste ferments in a compost bin

France Tackles Food Waste, Fight Goes Global

The French government has passed a law requiring supermarkets to give unsold food to charities. Activists are pressuring the UN to follow suit.

January 29, 2015

 

seattle garbage cans

In Seattle, Your Trash Can Is No Place For Food Waste

It is now illegal for Seattle residents to throw food waste into garbage bins. Penalties will start in July.

November 26, 2014

 

thanksgiving dinner

Reduce And Reuse Food This Thanksgiving

American consumers waste one-fifth of the food available to them. Here's how to reduce that figure this Thanksgiving.

October 9, 2014

 

making vegetable stock

Waste Not, Want Not (Part 2)

How food insecurity and obesity are tied to the massive amounts of food Americans waste, in our conversation with Jonathan Bloom. Lessons in compost and stock.

October 9, 2014

 

salad bar at school cafeteria

Choices Can Cut School Food Waste

Many schools are finding that giving kids a say in what they eat can cut down on what ends up in the trash.

October 6, 2014

 

bananas for sale

Grocery Stores Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Historically, produce like bananas with brown spots would be headed for the landfill because shoppers often expect their fruits and veggies to be immaculate.

October 2, 2014

 

gnarly apples

Waste Not, Want Not (Part 1)

Jonathan Bloom's professional interest in food waste has crept into his everyday life. We look at food waste on the farm. Apple butter made from gnarly fruit.

October 2, 2014

 

compost

Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.

September 29, 2014

 

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Food Waste Weighing Down U.S. Food System

Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic, more than paper.

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