Historically, produce like bananas with brown spots would be headed for the landfill because shoppers often expect their fruits and veggies to be immaculate.
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.
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.
Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic, more than paper.
Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.
Some waste is inevitable on the farm, during transportation and through retail sales, but we can do our part to lessen the amount of food that gets tossed.
My investigative research into the subculture of dumpster diving culminates with my own dabbling into dumpster foraging and gleaning at an orchard.
Dumpster divers may share ideals and good dumpster locations, but they maintain minimal contact, loose structural organization and, as a result, secrecy.
This area of Chicago was once known for the meatpacking industry. Today, The Plant hopes to make it a destination for sustainable agriculture.
Critics of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 argue the standards are forcing kids to take food they won't eat and thereby creating more waste.
Dumpster diving is not a recent trend, but some new divers have caught onto the practice in response to recent food waste concerns.
For our first show of 2014, we're looking at ways to reduce food waste, from composting to making vegetable stock.
A national movement against plastic foam food containers got a boost of momentum as New York moves closer to a citywide ban.
Kids are trashing the fruits and veggies served for school lunches. A study suggests paying them to eat the good stuff will increase consumption, reduce waste.
Concerned with food waste? Ordered too much takeout? A new app will help with that.
There is currently no national standard for date-stamps on food. As a result, a new study says consumers are throwing away lots of perfectly edible food.
Food waste accounts for 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gasses a year. Meanwhile 870 million people go hungry every day.
A group in the U.K. is reviving a lost farm tradition: feeding scraps to pigs. Could it work in the U.S?
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.
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.