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Wasted food is also wasted water

by Environmental News Network  (Aug. 25, 2008)

The world's growing food crisis - which triggered riots and demonstrations in over 30 developing nations early this year - is being aggravated primarily by wastage and overconsumption. 'Obesity is a much bigger problem than undernourishment,' said Professor Jan Lundqvist of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). He pointed out ...

Pollution raises rivers’ deadly threat

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 21, 2016)

More than half the rivers of Asia, Africa and Latin America have become more dangerous in the last 20 years, with steep rises in organic and pathogen pollution. According to a new UN study, more than 300 million people on the three continents are at risk from water-borne diseases. And over the ...

Reducing food loss and waste for a sustainable food future

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 21, 2013)

It is estimated that by 2050 we'll need to produce 60% more food to feed a projected global population of 9 billion people. Our ability to feed this many people while advancing the economic and social well-being of the over 1 billion who are already malnourished represents a serious global challenge. Yet today one out of every four calories of ...

Supermarket giant turns food waste into pet food

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Dec. 8, 2008)

Food waste from a retail giant is to be turned into pet food to stop waste going to landfill as Sainsbury’s stores in Northern Ireland work to become the first in the UK to stop food waste going to landfill. The retailer hopes to divert more than 1,200 tonnes of food waste per year away from landfill. This move is the first step in a commitment ...

Accept the Challenge of Reducing Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 20, 2014)

This holiday season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages people to save money and protect the environment by reducing the amount of wasted food that gets thrown away. In 2011 alone, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste. Most of this went to landfills to decompose and produce methane—a powerful greenhouse ...

Tesco says BOGOFL to food waste

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Jan. 20, 2010)

Retail giant Tesco has launched the first of its new “Buy One Get One Free Later” deals to help cut down on food waste. Over the next two weeks customers choosing pineapple, melon, salad and lettuce offers can claim their free product on the same day or pick one up the following week. It will only be valid for “short-code life-perishable ...

Scottish government tackles food waste

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Feb. 10, 2009)

The Scottish Government is to focus on cutting down on the amount of household food waste in the latest phase of its Go Greener campaign. The Go Greener campaign will use media advertising to show that the average family could save up to £410 each year by making use of food that would otherwise have been thrown away. Nearly £9 million worth of ...

Wasted food’s heavy burden on climate

by Climate News Network  (Apr. 12, 2016)

By mid-century, an estimated one-tenth of all greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste, according to new research. Human use and misuse of land accounts for up to a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, and farming directly contributes at least 10%, and perhaps twice as much. Yet roughly one-third of all ...

Government to focus on reducing food waste

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Jan. 5, 2010)

Reducing, re-using and reprocessing food waste to divert from landfill is a key goal in the Government’s 20-year food strategy – Food 2030. The Government wants food waste to be “avoided as far as possible” and to ensure that supply chains are efficient and minimise waste. It also wants consumers to be more food and waste-conscious and plan to ...

Call to review food date labels to reduce food waste

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Aug. 10, 2009)

Clear advice on food date labels will help consumers waste less food, according to Environment Secretary Hilary Benn. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a food strategy consultation that assesses the challenges the UK will face to ensure the sustainability of its food supply. Benn outlined on BBC One’s Andrew ...

New food waste framework points to a fundamental rethink of food practices

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 3, 2014)

To solve the problem of food waste we need to radically rethink how our food is produced and consumed, researchers argue in a recent study. They propose a new framework that considers how to reduce wastage throughout the supply chain. Preventing excess levels of food production and consumption in the first place is its most important step. Food ...

New Food Waste Framework Points to a Fundamental Rethink of Food Practices

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 3, 2014)

To solve the problem of food waste we need to radically rethink how our food is produced and consumed, researchers argue in a recent study. They propose a new framework that considers how to reduce wastage throughout the supply chain. Preventing excess levels of food production and consumption in the first place is its most important step. Food ...

Boosting food security in cities through better markets, reduced food waste

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (May 28, 2015)

Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding the world's cities and the importance of efficient urban markets, FAO and the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) are partnering to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in the wholesale sector, including developing “best practices” for reducing food waste. Wholesalers function as ...

World Food Day: Commission underlines commitment to reducing food waste in Europe

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 16, 2013)

Today marks World Food Day - an occasion to remind ourselves that around a third of food is wasted globally. This amounts to 1.3 billion tons per year according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. About 90 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in Europe – agricultural food waste and fish discards not included. Janez Potočnik, ...

New Best Practices Guide Helps Food Industry Reduce Food Waste

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 3, 2015)

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) has released an updated guide with practical steps and examples to help food manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants cut food waste. The second annual Best Practices and Emerging Solutions guide highlights ways companies can begin or expand their food donation or food waste diversion programs. ...

WRAP calls for further food industry partnerships to reduce food waste

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Oct. 6, 2008)

As part of its strategy to reduce food waste, WRAP is calling for proposals from food industry partnerships to develop innovative solutions to food waste throughout the retail supply chain and in the home. With food production and consumption accounting for 18% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, and overall food waste thought to be around 18 – ...

EPA Recognizes Whole Foods Market in Marietta, Ga for Reducing Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 28, 2015)

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney recognized the Whole Foods Market Merchant Walk Marietta Store in Georgia for the store’s achievements in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. Whole Foods Market is the first store in the southeast to receive a regional award for Outstanding Achievement ...

Local authorities assess maceration for food waste

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Mar. 25, 2009)

The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee has met with the water industry to discuss the problems of food waste and whether macerators are the best way of dealing with it. At a meeting in London on 23 March, LARAC and the water industry discussed potential solutions of how householders could best dispose of food waste. They came to a ...

MPs request food waste landfill ban

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 30, 2014)

According to MPs, local authorities should be banned from sending food waste to landfill sites to help combat England’s ‘throwaway society’. Government figures show that in England, 8.5 million tonnes of local authority-collected waste goes to landfill. According to a report by the environmental audit committee regulations ...

New coalition to wage war on wasted food

by Climate News Network  (Jan. 24, 2016)

Governments, businesses and citizens’ groups are joining forces to try to put some beef into efforts to cut food loss and waste in a world facing growing hunger. Almost a third of all food produced globally − enough to feed everyone in the world for two months − is lost or wasted, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation ...

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