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The issue of food waste has gone mainstream. Back in July, John Oliver covered the topic during an episode of "Last Week Tonight." And last month, the USDA and EPA got in on the act, issuing a national Food Waste Challenge. The goal? To reduce food waste in the US by 50% by 2030. Already the challenge has … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Down on the Farm
Starting today, Waste-Less Wednesday is getting a bit of a change up. In addition to tips and recipes for reducing food waste at home, you'll be seeing the occasional news roundup of food waste topics, near and far. While I think about food waste at a micro level -- i.e., my kitchen and local food … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: The Latest in Food Waste
Did you happen to catch the film "Just Eat It" on MSNBC last week? The 74-minute documentary, produced and directed by Canadian filmmaking couple Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer, examines the topic of food waste from field to table in North America. If you missed it, here's a taste. (For more information about the film … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Front-End Solutions
If you've been following 650Food, you know that I've written about food waste previously, and that I'm working on reducing food waste in my own kitchen. I'm loving the opportunity to research and learn more about the ingredients I'm buying and coming up with new ways to use them. My current projects involve carrot greens … Continue reading Getting Ahead of the Green Bin
For the past month or so, new dietary guidelines from Brazil have been making food news here in the US. Marion Nestle's blog, Food Politics, lists the ten easy-to-understand guidelines proposed by the Brazilian government. There are no pyramids, no squares, no "this many servings," just common-sense advice for eating well and mindfully. Fresh food, … Continue reading Eat the Brazilian Way