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California goes to war with food waste. Composting is its next climate crusade

By James Rainey Photo: Gary Coronado , Los Angeles Times
That’s the notion behind a state law that on Jan. 1 will require Californians to separate organic material from their other garbage. It’s a landmark reform that aims to transform the state’s throwaway culture —…

Fighting food waste, one apple at a time

By Michael Birnbaum Photo: Jovelle Tamayo
Katherine Sizov crouched down and gently placed one of her sensors in a corner of a cavernous warehouse room that was packed to the ceiling with crates of apples.

$15 million grant is awarded to university researchers finding solution to food waste

By Lauren Lumpkin Photo: Spencer Platt , Getty Images
If America went grocery shopping, it would leave with five bags of food and empty two into the street, according to estimates by experts from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Massively Reducing Food Waste Could Feed the World

By Chad Frischmann and Mamta Mehra
Imagine going to the market, leaving with three full bags of groceries and coming home. Before you step through your door, you stop and throw one of the bags into a trash bin, which later…

2.5 Billion Tons of Wasted Food Compound Climate Change, Study Shows

By Matt Alderton Photo: Jose A. Bernat Bacete / Getty Images
More than 900 million people around the world do not have enough to eat, according to the United Nations World Food Program, which tracks core indicators of acute hunger in near real-time across 92 different…

Waste not? Some states are starting to send less food to landfills.

By Elaine S. Povich
Prominent Northeastern grocery store chain Hannaford Supermarkets made headlines recently by declaring that for an entire year it had not sent any spoiled or outdated food to landfills, where the organic decomposition process produces methane,…

14 Creative Ways to Use Food Scraps

By Rachael Link Photo: Lea Jones/Stocksy United
Food waste is a serious issue. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that 30–40% of the food supply in the United States is wasted each year. Food waste not only depletes many…

Turning food waste to renewable energy: USF researchers say it’s possible

By Tony Sadiku
Student researchers at the University of South Florida are testing an innovative way to reduce food waste and create a more sustainable environment, beginning with their college campus...

How tech can help grocers tackle food waste

By Paul Boyle Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Tesco’s recent £7.5m fine for selling out-of-date food in Birmingham between 2016 and 2017 has once again surfaced the issues grocers in the United Kingdom face in their approach to stock management. Despite the more…

The State of Food Waste In America

By Harun Asad Photo: Waste Today
Globally, we waste about 1.4 billion tons of food annually, and wasting food contributes to 11 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to this 2021 Guide. The United States discards more food than…