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Cooking with Science

Food scientists explain the alchemy of food
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By Ethan Watters

Culinologist isn’t a job title that most people are familiar with. So Brian Andrews and Joel Reiman, two resident practitioners at Hormel Foods, often find themselves answering variations on the question “What is it you do, exactly?”

Andrews has a simple answer. “Culinology is a blending of the science and the art of cooking,” he said. This is true, but somewhat modest.

Reiman has a slightly different spin.

Post-Secondary Students in BC and MB Recognized for Their Efforts to Build a Greener Canada

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CALGARY, Alberta, March 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan are tackling food insecurity on campus through an initiative called Project Roots. The program repurposes food waste to increase students’ access to affordable and healthy meal options.

Similarly, students at Brandon University are increasing food security in the city of Brandon through Green Futures. The community garden project, run by students and volunteers, provides fresh produce to local food banks and food box programs.

New Guide Addresses Food Waste Head On

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Having donated over 100 million pounds of food, Pizza Hut is no stranger to reducing food waste. We’ve been in the game since 1992 when we launched our food donation program, Harvest.

Costa Cruises to Halve Food Waste on Board Its Ships Thanks to the “4GOODFOOD” Program

The program, a first for global shipping, starts with the shipboard food preparation process and also engages Costa's guests and crew members
Press Release

MILAN, February 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Costa Cruises has today unveiled its 4GOODFOOD program, whose aim is to halve food waste on board the Italian company's ships by 2020.

Food or Inedible Part? Changing Norms in Waste Characterization Studies to Measure Food Waste

Digging deeper into trash to estimate how much food we waste and why
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Belinda Li, project engineer in Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Canada, discusses how waste characterization studies are evolving to collect better data on food waste. Belinda led a comprehensive food waste characterization study across three American cities for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Belinda Li, project engineer in Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Canada, discusses how waste characterization studies are evolving to collect better data on food waste. Belinda led a comprehensive food waste characterization study across three American cities for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

The Agricultural Models We Want Tomorrow

How food waste is driving up living costs in MENA and how innovative inclusive business can reduce it
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by Nazila Vali, Business Call to Action Knowledge & Partnerships Lead

Waste Not, Want Not

The big picture of food waste
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By Katie Plumski

Over 42 million Americans live in food insecure households while landfills within our country are increasingly over-burdened. The need to focus on food waste challenges has never been more urgent than now.

Tetra Tech Helps with Landmark Study on Food Waste in the United States

Analyzing the composition of urban food waste and identifying reasons food is wasted
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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.

Save the Food Takes Guess Work (And Waste) out of Thanksgiving Planning

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Each year consumers spend $218 billion on food that ends up going to waste. And, about $277 million of that waste will happen during Thanksgiving — when Americans begin to plan, purchase and prepare lavish meals which usually result in leftovers that ultimately end up in the trash.

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