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  • BioCycle, EPA Workshop: Food System Data Tools, Food Loss And Waste Strategies

    ganized by BioCycle and U.S. EPA Region 3, the workshop will use mapping tools and GIS data to set the foundation for analyzing wasted food reduction opportunities and solutions. A specified geographic area in the Mid-Atlantic region (Prince George’s County, Maryland) has been selected for the workshop exercises. Attendees will use actual wasted food data and environmental, social and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Call to review food date labels to reduce food waste

    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 Marr Show that supermarkets and industry are working ...

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

    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 brokers who sell agricultural goods purchased ...

  • France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets

    France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste. The amendment approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, late Thursday is part of a larger environmental bill. The overall ...


    By Associated Press

  • Why Supermarkets Refuse to Reveal Food Waste Figures?

    The four major supermarket chains in Britain generate a total of 300,000 tonnes of food waste every year, but only one reveals its figures publicly. The subject was brought to attention by Channel 4 news that asked the four biggest supermarkets in Britain for their food waste data and only disclosed the information. In fact ...


    By Eco Food Recycling

  • Monitoring food loss and waste essential to hunger fight

    Keeping track of the enormity and nature of food loss and waste is essential to reducing the problem and to speeding efforts to eliminate hunger globally, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen. "FAO estimates that each year, one-third of all food produced for human consumption is ...

  • Household food waste: an individual and national issue

    The main factors affecting household food waste in the EU have been identified in a new report. On an individual level, the main factors include age, gender, income and environmental attitudes. On the national level, the most significant factor is median disposable income. The authors suggest their results could help develop campaigns targeted at groups that generate the most household waste. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Pakistan flood data wasted, say critics

    A huge effort to collect and analyse data on the devastating floods wreaking havoc in northern Pakistan has been severely undermined by a lack of strategies for disaster management and the dissemination of information, scientists and disaster experts have said. The Pakistan Meteorological Department's flood forecasting division provides information on the size and flow of the floods using data ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Carbon footprint of food waste not necessarily related to its weight

    The carbon footprint of food waste should be taken into account alongside the the weight of food wasted, says a new study. The research examined three years of food waste data from six branches of a Swedish supermarket and calculated the waste’s carbon footprint. On the basis of their footprint, key products that could be targeted for waste reduction include beef mince, meatballs and cream, ...


    By European Commission

  • WRAP launches new `waste planning` research on pre-prepared foods

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme is undertaking new research to calculate the amount of waste in the UK retail supply chain for pre-prepared food for the first time and identify how it can be reduced for businesses to achieve cost and environmental savings. Covering four representative products – sandwiches, pizza, quiche and ready meals – the research will develop detailed ‘resource maps’ ...

  • New first of its kind tool helps avoid global food waste

    In a world where over 840 million go hungry every day, achieving food security goes beyond increasing global food production. Better food systems and sustainable consumption and production approaches are needed to achieve food security for all. A new tool, the Think.Eat.Save Guidance Version 1.0 - released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture ...

  • Using Dry Anaerobic Digestion to Break Down Food Waste

    The United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has a goal of 50% reduction in food waste to landfill by 2030. This means that of the 53 million tons of food waste disposed of in landfills, 26.5 million tons must be diverted. Compost and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) together process 2.7 million tons/year food waste – and most of composted tonnage is yard waste. This means that food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Extending product life can cut food waste and save millions

    WRAP estimates that an increase of just one day on product life* across a range of foods could prevent around 250,000 tonnes of food waste each year, in households and in the supply chain, by giving consumers longer to eat the food they buy. In a pioneering new report published today – Reducing food waste by ...

  • ABB control system helps turn food waste into fuel

    2009-08-18 - Small bioethanol plants in Finland are using local food waste to make a low-carbon gasoline and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. ABB’s Extended Automation System 800xA is making it possible. St1 Biofuels Oy is the only bioethanol producer in the world making biofuel from food waste. The originators of the process say the fuel can reduce carbon dioxide ...


    By ABB

  • GaiaRecycle Releases Results of Food Waste Pilot Project at Wake Forest University

    Study Validates the Efficiency of GaiaRecycle System for Processing Onsite Organic Food Waste and Use in Composting. GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the results of a pilot project conducted at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, which substantiated GaiaRecycle's functionality, performance and operating ...


  • New protocol will take a bite out of global food loss and waste

    Earlier this year, WRI analysis found that one in four food calories produced go uneaten. Yesterday a group of experts took the first step toward helping to curb this massive amount of food loss and waste. At the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen, ...

  • New effort launched to measure and monitor global food loss and waste

    WRI estimates that halving the rate of food loss and waste by 2050 would close more than 20 percent of the gap between the food available today and what is needed in 2050. The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the first step in designing a global standard for measuring food loss and waste. The forthcoming guidance, called the "Food Loss and Waste Protocol," will enable ...

  • Call for government to fund programme of data gathering for waste prevention

    The Government needs to fund a programme of data gathering in order to set waste prevention targets, according to LARAC principal policy advisor Andrew Craig. Speaking to MRW, Craig said the Government also needed to produce regular surveys of waste streams so that they could measure waste prevention. His comments follow the recommendations made by the Environment, Food and Rural ...

  • Bion Responds to Food Safety Issues

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC: BNET).  Food safety concerns have been in the news again with the recent account of an outbreak of deadly E. coli in Germany, initially identified as coming from bean sprouts.  In the Sunday June 12th edition of the NY Times, an article by Elizabeth Rosenthal titled ...

  • A change in diet and reduction in food waste can help achieve sustainable land use

    The land use associated with food imports to Germany outweighs that of exported food, leaving the country with a ‘land debt’, new research suggests. However, reducing the amount of animal products in the diet and minimising food waste could enable the country to achieve a positive land balance, the researchers conclude. Many countries in Europe rely on agricultural imports from other, ...

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