Montreal supermarket opens huge organic rooftop garden

Posted on Friday, August 18th, 2017 by

© Tact Conseil (used with permission) — Francis, Richard, and Daniel Duchemin, storeowners, sit in their new rooftop garden Talk about slashing food miles; ‘fresh from the roof’ is as local as it gets. When an IGA supermarket in the Saint-Laurent borough of Montreal was told by the city that it had to install […]

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Resort Reduces Rubbish Rates with Food Digesters

Posted on Friday, August 18th, 2017 by

Two anaerobic food digesters will reduce trash bills for the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. By using the digesters to break down organic trash, the casino will reduce its monthly trash load by 20 to 30 tons, according to LehighValleyLive.com. The food digesters use microorganisms to break leftover food waste into grey water, which is […]

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How Denver bike crews are rescuing food from landfills one ride at a time

Posted on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by

It’s a steamy Friday morning, and Christi Turner is elbows-deep in compost. Armed with yellow gloves and an equally sunny smile, she is undeterred as flies buzz and a strong stench rises around the Dumpster where she’s tossing animal skins, pizza dough and other heavy-duty food refuse. Removing straws and recyclables from the fresh pile […]

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How San Francisco’s mandatory composting laws turn food waste into profit

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by

SAN FRANCISCO — How do you throw away a cup of coffee in San Francisco? You take the lid off and put it in the recycle bin. The soiled cup goes in the compost bin. Nothing goes to a landfill. That’s the law. “For us, sending organic material to the landfill, there is no value […]

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New technology quickly turns food waste into fuel

Posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by

CC BY 2.0 Nick Saltmarsh A new technique for turning food waste into a source of energy uses a two step process that extracts all of the energy from the waste and does so quickly. Researchers at Cornell University have discovered this new process to harness energy that is much more efficient than previous […]

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Our mission to reduce food waste

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by

You may have noticed that General Mills has been talking a lot about food waste lately. As a global food company, it’s imperative to take thoughtful action to combat food waste and we are committed to doing our part – socially, environmentally and financially. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently conducted research that estimates the […]

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Packaging Food With Food to Reduce Waste

Posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by

  The design company Ecovative makes a variety of packaging materials using mycelium fungus.CreditNathaniel Brooks for The New York Times For the environmentally conscious eater, they are among the most inconvenient truths: Too much food goes to waste. Too much packaging comes with the food. And too much of the packaging is made to last […]

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Turning Tomato Peels and Eggshells Into Tires

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by

Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a technology for incorporating food waste into rubber. (Kenneth Chamberlain, courtesy of Ohio State University) Back when she lived in California, Katrina Cornish found herself wondering about those open trucks she saw carrying big loads of ripe tomatoes. Why, she thought, weren’t the tomatoes on the […]

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20 Food Leaders Under 40

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by

Here are 20 emerging and established changemakers under 40 years old, who are already shaping the future of our global and local food systems. 1. Aviva Paley Believing that kitchens can be drivers of social and economic good in communities, Paley co-launched Kitchens for Good (KFG) in 2014 to combat food waste and hunger, while […]

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How to Feed the World Without Destroying the Planet

Posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017 by

By Cyrus Sutton Island Earth is the story of a young indigenous scientist’s journey through both sides of the GMO battle in Hawaii. Groomed to work for Monsanto, Cliff Kapono had a lot to consider over the past few years. His ancestral ways of farming fed a similar population than what inhabits the island […]

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