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September 16, 2013

Veritable Smorgasbord 

Pigs rooting for food scraps

Could Pigs Take A Bite Out Of Food Waste?

A group in the U.K. is reviving a lost farm tradition: feeding scraps to pigs. Could it work in the U.S?

August 26, 2013

Waste Not, Want Not 

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New IU Program To Transform Food Waste Into Compost

It's the first day of classes at Indiana University. A new partnership hopes to lessen the food that gets wasted before it hits the cafeterias.

July 4, 2013

More Mouths To Feed 

farmland aerial view

Projected Yields Fall Short Of Feeding The World By 2050

To avoid a looming hunger crisis, experts say it's critical to boost the viability of food we already have by improving access and distribution.

June 18, 2013

Waste Not 

Dimly lit apple core sits in front of a black backdrop

New York Pilots City-Wide Compost Program

New York City throws 1.2 million tons of food waste into landfills every year. Mayor Bloomberg hopes the city's new composting program will change that.

December 31, 2012

Fish Food 

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Maria Finn: The Whole Fish

Feel wasteful when you throw away the heads, skins and bones after a tasty trout dinner? Maria Finn has strategies for using every part of the fish.

September 30, 2012

Food Waste 

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IU Composting Dining Hall Food At Campus Garden

Indiana University is taking food waste from its dining halls and composting it for fertilizer.

August 30, 2012

Waste Not Want Not 

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5 Ways To Lessen Your Food Waste

According to a new report, Americans waste a lot of food. According to foodies on Twitter, reducing food waste can actually be pretty simple.

August 23, 2012

Waste Not, Want Not 

Flickr - Food Trash Photo by Rich Evenhouse

Americans Drop Forty Percent Of Food In Dumpster

Despite record-breaking drought and a faltering economy, a new study indicates that Americans are throwing away as much as forty percent of their food each year

May 28, 2012

Eat My Food 

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Gardener Seeks Eater: Finding Good Homes For Excess Produce

Pick My Crop connects gardeners with excess produce with eaters in their area to save fresh food from a rotten fate.

May 25, 2012

Trash V. Compost 

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Food Waste Ban First Of Its Kind In Mass.

In an effort to reduce the state's additions to landfills, Massachusetts will become the first state to ban food waste from being thrown into the trash.

May 11, 2012

Trash To Treasure 

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Composting 101: Tips And Tricks For Creating A Healthy Heap

Why does the compost pile smell? How often do I turn it? How do I know it's garden-ready? This composting primer is handy for beginners and experts alike.

March 14, 2012

Underemployed 

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Put Your Chickens To Work

Learn how to get a little free labor out of your flock. Here's a hint: Sometimes the best move forward is a giant step back.

February 17, 2012

Food Recycling 

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Cows Munch On Recycled Captain Crunch

As food production has become more industrialized, food factories have found ways to continue to recycle massive amounts of would-be food waste.

January 15, 2012

World Hunger 

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What Can Be Done About Food Waste?

One-third of the world's food goes to waste. However, one single country or practice isn't to blame.

April 21, 2011

Creativity In The Kitchen 

Salsa Rice

Repurposing Past-Its-Prime Salsa

In celebration of Earth Eats, we find a use for past-its-prime salsa so it doesn't end up uneaten and in the trash.

March 16, 2011

Sanitary Rules 

Pie On The Floor

The Five Second Rule? Maybe You Shouldn’t

Five second rule may not be as sanitary as you might think.

July 29, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Concerned About Wasting Energy? Try Reducing Your Food Waste

How much energy does our annual food waste represent? A lot. About 2% of the total annual energy consumption in the U.S. according to a new study.

June 22, 2010

Green Roofs 

Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art roof garden

Manhattan Scientists Try Aerial Agriculture

Scientists from Columbia University are experimenting with more practical ways to make Manhattan roofs green. Really green. As in covered in vegetation!

March 4, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Food Waste A Growing Problem: What You Can Do

Almost 27% of edible food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of food you send to the landfill.

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