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Science Has Found a Brilliant New Use for Your Kitchen Scraps

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by

When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their 540-acre ranch in 1998, it was in bad shape. Located in California’s Marin County, a windswept region northwest of San Francisco Bay, the land had been worn down by overgrazing; the grass was gone and the soil was degraded. Neither Wick nor Rathmann knew how […]

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California Food Rescue Collaborative

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 by

Participants Company Aletha Soule Slow Harvest Amanda Hong EPA Betty Cheng Matter of Trust Caryn Mali Petaluma People Dana Frasz Food Shift Dani Wilcox Farm to Pantry Diana Lara Food Finders Ellen Hopkins Hanna Morris Food Shift Jennifer Grant Farm Josephine Borgeson June Michaels Sonoma Food Runners Kathy Carver Extra Food Lisa Gautier Matter of […]

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Tristram Stuart: Waging War Against Global Food Waste

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

The British activist wants the world to stop throwing away so much good food. By Susan Daugherty, for National Geographic PUBLISHED OCTOBER 16, 2014 Editor’s Note: Tristram Stuart is one of National Geographic’s 2014 Emerging Explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow’s visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about […]

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One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

From our farms to grocery stores to dinner tables, 30 percent of the food we grow is never eaten. We can do better. By Elizabeth Royte, National Geographic PUBLISHED OCTOBER 13, 2014   Spills, spoilage, table scraps, and other losses from the typical American family of four add up to 1,160 pounds of uneaten food annually. The Waldt […]

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How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

Producing the food we throw away generates more greenhouse gases than most entire countries do. By Roff Smith, for National Geographic PUBLISHED THU JAN 22 21:05:00 EST 2015 Workers harvest celery in Greenfield, California. The energy that goes into the production, harvest, transportation, and packaging of wasted food produces more than 3.3 billion metric tons […]

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France Paves The Way- new law forbids food waste by supermarkets

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by

Ever wonder what happens to unsold food at your favorite supermarket? Unfortunately, it usually gets tossed in the trash. However, there is still hope to be had; a newly passed French law has something big to say about diverting supermarket food waste, and it’s worth listening to. As the first country IN THE WORLD to […]

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Refusing to Waste- teach a Zero Waste Lifestyle!

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by

Jacquelyn Ottman is a name you should know. A native New Yorker, she advises big companies such as Nike, Kraft, and Toyota on how to market “environmentally sound products to customers”. But she also holds local workshops for New Yorkers to glean information about how much waste the average New Yorker produces, and how they […]

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From Farm to Fork and Back Again: New California Law Seeks to Close Food Waste Loop

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by

California’s regulations governing organic food waste became more stringent on September 28, 2014, as Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1826 into law.  The law requires commercial generators of food waste to have it composted or transformed to energy via anaerobic digestion. Read the rest of article at SeedStock

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This HORSE converts food waste into fertilizer and energy

Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by

In this case, the HORSE is a ‘living’ machine, not an animal, and has the potential to reinvent the food cycle. We have a huge food waste problem, not only in the US, but all over the globe, and while the issue really needs to be addressed on the upstream side, we also need viable […]

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Anaerobic Digestion Solves Food Waste Challenges

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by

Food waste in America continues to gain attention due to resurfacing information from the National Resources Defense Council. Their 2012 study determined that while eighty percent of freshwater used in the US goes towards growing food, only sixty percent of that food is eaten. The other forty? That ends up in landfills where it decomposes […]

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