Food Waste

General Mills Foundation & MealConnect

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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

Learn more about MealConnect here.

Student-Powered Hunger Relief

by Claudine Galloway
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Food waste is prevalent across the globe, but have you ever thought about how much waste might be happening on college campuses?

Americans waste 40 percent of the food that’s produced. And the average college student generates 142 pounds of food waste every year.

These statistics are staggering when nearly 15 percent in the U.S., or 47 million people, live below the poverty line.

Here’s the good news:

A Taste of General Mills Podcast: 3 Organizations Leading the Way on Food Rescue

by Nicola Dixon
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More than ever, people around the world are taking notice of the large amount of food wasted every day.

Look around … where ever food is grown, processed, transported, prepared, sold and eaten, there’s food waste.

This graphic from Feeding America shows the amount of food, in pounds, wasted just in the U.S. every year.

Helping Reduce Food Waste in Canada

Using science and innovation to examine proven actions and technologies to decrease food waste and greenhouse gas emissions
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Tetra Tech’s evaluation of the potential of food waste reduction strategies in Canada was highlighted in Recycling Product News in June 2017. For a National Zero Waste Council-commissioned study, Tetra Tech and Boston Consulting identified that adopting proven actions and technologies could reduce approximately four million tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHG) generated in Canada annually.

Cargill Commits to Providing Free Fresh Chicken to an Organisation Tackling Hunger in the UK

by Rebecca Cain
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HEREFORD based poultry firm, Cargill, has committed to providing free fresh chicken to an organisation tackling hunger in the UK.

Cargill has agreed to supply FareShare, a U.K-based organisation fighting hunger by tackling food waste, with fresh chicken every week, free of charge.

Continue reading on Hereford Times >>>

Aramark, New York Mets Recognized for Food Waste Minimization Efforts

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Aramark, Citi Field's food and beverage provider, and the New York Mets have been recognized by the New York City Department of Sanitation with a "Certificate of Amazing Participation" for their continuous support and exemplary commitment to their organics program.  

Aramark Demonstrates Progress Minimizing Environmental Footprint

Company publishes report highlighting successful food waste reduction practices
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PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities and uniforms announced today the latest step demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability by reducing, reusing and recycling food waste through responsible practices, from the initial purchase to final waste disposal.

Aramark’s Food Waste Progress Report published today highlights recent steps toward its goal to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. Progress includes:

Coming Attractions: A Sneak Peek at the New Technologies Shaking Up the Ag Industry

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The agriculture industry is at a crucial turning point, being forced to grapple not only with increased production demands to feed a growing global population, but also having to find ways to deal with climate change and its associated environmental impacts and supply chain risks. AgFunder News chief editor writes an Antea Group blog about the innovations coming down the pipeline, with the good news and bad news that come with them.

Breaking the Cycle of Food Waste

By: Jude Medeiros
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Food waste is the third largest waste category in our landfills. Approximately 133 billion pounds of food from U.S. retail food stores, restaurants, and homes goes uneaten every year and ends up in landfills, according to data from the USDA. That’s nearly a third of all food produced.

Three Quality of Lifehacks to Spring Clean Your Diet

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Spring is the season to rejuvenate your home, your body, and your health.  And just as we refresh our homes and our wardrobes after a long, cold winter, we can do the same for our diets.  Here are 3 Quality of Lifehacks to get started on spring-cleaning your diet.

De-clutter your pantry, fridge and freezer. 

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