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Food waste is a huge drain on the environment. CBS News reported on an innovative program in a school district in Elkhart, Indiana that is working with a local non-profit to collect leftover food from school cafeterias and use it to make meals for needy school children to take home on the weekends. The nonprofit called Cultivate, which is actually based in Mayor Pete’s own South Bend, Indiana, found that “many schools over-prepare food and by saving the leftovers, the meals could go back to the people they were originally prepared for: kids.” “Over-preparing is just part of what happens,” the non-profit’s chairman Jim Conklin told CBS. “We take well-prepared food, combine it with other food and make individual frozen meals out if it.” What a great way to both help conserve the environment and fight childhood hunger.
While the fake news about the Biden administration banning beef was making its way around the world, the popular recipe website, Epicurious, has been phasing out recipes for beef for a year and no one squawked until now. They revealed the decision in an article on Monday, saying “We know that some people might assume that […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Food waste is a serious concern in the United States — every year, between 30 and 40% of all food in the country is unsold or uneaten. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), ReFED, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), among […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new analysis from the World Wildlife Fund lays out a plan to use the existing logistical infrastructure of the United States Postal Service to distribute millions of tons of food from farmers directly to consumers. Each year, an estimated 17 million tons of crops never leave the farm, despite millions of Americans living in […]
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