March 18th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Global attention to food waste has illuminated a major problem with the world’s food supply: more than 40 percent of the world’s food is ending up in landfills instead of being routed to people who desperately need it. Efforts are underway to decrease food waste—from the urban dumpster diver to international campaigns and policies—and a new discovery may help supermarkets reduce their massive amounts of wasted food. The answer is as simple as changing a light bulb. Literally. LED lights may keep food fresher, cites new research.
Read More:Could LED Lightbulbs Eliminate the Global Hunger Crisis?
February 28th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Efforts to decrease food waste have led the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to launch a new campaign calling on new ways to utilize and sell “ugly” fruits and vegetables.
Read More:New UN Food Waste Recovery Program Targets “Ugly” Fruits and Vegetables
January 2nd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
They say you can’t go forward without first knowing where you’ve been—and this is perhaps most true in our ever-evolving food system. What were the biggest food trends of 2012? Forbes Magazine chimes in with its assessment.
Read More:A Look Back at 2012′s Biggest Food Trends
May 10th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
If eating organic carrots while everyone else around you is gorging themselves on Cheetos ever makes you feel incredibly lonely, there may be hope. OrganicMatch.com is a brand new dating service for “certified organic people” who love the organic lifestyle and want to meet someone with similar values (we’re guessing the most common first-date meeting spot is somewhere inside a Whole Foods Market?).
Read More:Single? Organic Foodies Now Have Their Own Dating Website
May 9th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A proposed rule could make it illegal for hospitals, large restaurants, hotels, universities and other large businesses in Massachusetts to throw away food waste with the rest of their trash.
Read More:Massachusetts Could Become First State to Ban Food Waste
April 8th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Revolutionary technology may soon be available to help prevent the alarming amount food we waste. Intelleflex, a California technology company, has recently announced the development of a system employing RFID chips and GPS technology that could help gauge temperature, location and time data of food in order to reduce the number of spoils and losses.
Read More:Can New Technology Dispose of Our Costly Food Waste Habits?
February 20th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
As virtually every nation around the world struggles to combat waste management—particularly edible food waste—a Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering professor may have tackled both problems at once.
Read More:Don’t Forget to Eat Your Bottle! Edible Food Packaging Has Arrived
January 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Earlier this month, countries including Germany, France, Japan and the U.K. signed a joint declaration as part of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture efforts to reduce food waste.
Read More:We Throw Away, 1 Billion Starve: UN Takes On Food Waste
October 14th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
With a message that our nation’s wealthiest one percent—largely the banking industry and corporations—are inappropriately managing their wealth and adversely affecting the other 99 percent of Americans, the Occupy Wall Street movement is now entering its fourth week of protests in New York City’s financial district. But eschewing corporations is virtually impossible, especially as it pertains to food, bringing a new dimension to the growing Occupy movement as it spreads across the nation.
Read More:Feeding the Fight: What Should Occupy Wall Street Protestors Be Eating?
May 24th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
After a recent report made headlines when it was revealed that one third of all food—1 billion tons—ends up uneaten and in landfills around the world, some hopeful news has surfaced about reducing food waste through packaging innovation.
Read More:Packaged Food Design Flaws Create Millions of Tons of Food Waste