Analyzing the composition of urban food waste and identifying reasons food is wasted
Tetra Tech collected and analyzed data for a recent Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report analyzing food waste trends in urban areas of the United States to identify ways to reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills.
Fact: There's more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves during the holidays than any other time of the year
If your holiday plans are anything like ours, let’s just say we’ll be going through our fair share of sugar, vanilla, spices, squash, and… oh, come to think of it, let's just make a grocery list. It’s the time of year for gathering around the table, and with more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves than any other time of the year (hint, hint!), it's the perfect time to extend our gratitude to farming families around the world.
Wendy’s could not deliver on the promise to delight every customer without the partnership and support from best-in-class suppliers and distributors. They are the unsung heroes for Wendy’s customers. From the beginning, Dave Thomas’ focus on quality and value made their support essential to delivering a high-quality dining experience. Before Dave served that first hamburger back in 1969, he made up his mind to use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. He knew it was easier and cheaper for his competitors to serve frozen beef and pre-processed produce.
Chefs often say the first thing they learn in the kitchen is how to avoid waste. Today, one chef is bringing attention to the staggering problem of large-scale waste: Anthony Bourdain with his new movie, “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.”
Each year a third of the world’s food is wasted, along with the resources used to produce and transport it, according to the United Nations. Considering our already overburdened environment, reduction is an obvious and immediate priority.
Farm workers share how Fair Trade's Community Development Funds are making a difference in their community
Last month I had the opportunity to interview farm workers at Wholesum Harvest’s Fair Trade Certified™ tomato farm in Amado, Arizona. I’ve spoken with many farm workers during my three years at Fair Trade USA, but this assignment had me nervous. Wholesum Amado represents a new frontier for Fair Trade.
The food industry is facing unprecedented pressure to change its practices and strategies, and boost its bottom lines. But behind the headlines about thin profit margins, cutthroat competition, changing consumer tastes, and technological disruption, the largest food companies are addressing social issues. Some examples:
Shares food journey in 11th annual corporate responsibility report
AUSTIN, Minn.,Sept. 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL) has launched its 11th annual corporate responsibility report. The report is available online at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ and includes information related to the company’s corporate responsibility performance in fiscal 2016.