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One Smaller Thing:  Half a Loaf of Bread Cuts Food Waste

One Smaller Thing: Half a Loaf of Bread Cuts Food Waste

The Wall Street Journal’s headline says it all — “Smaller Loaves of Bread Are on the Rise.  Bakers cook up new options to suit small households and millennials who don’t want to waste food.”  We hate food waste!  And we know you do too, and don’t want to buy more than you will use. So […]

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Reducing Food Waste Adds Up Big in Tackling Emissions

Reducing Food Waste Adds Up Big in Tackling Emissions

  According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. This contributes to 8% of total greenhouse emissions and also occurs as 1 in 9 people around the world are undernourished. Now, […]

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New York Times forces us to examine how our diets contribute to climate change

New York Times forces us to examine how our diets contribute to climate change

This week the New York Times wrote a series of fantastic pieces about food and its connection to climate change. We covered the story about how climate change is altering the way some of our favorite crops are being cultivated but we highly recommend that you check out more from this series. Start with this […]

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Sustainability Begins At Home

Sustainability Begins At Home

We hope that ODP’s special Earth Week’s content, with newsmaking interviews and an extra dose of “What You Can Do” ideas helped to inspire you to find new ways to conserve the planet.  As our final post for the week, we wanted to share with you what we are doing to “walk the walk” with […]

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Changing our mentality around food waste

Changing our mentality around food waste

Food waste is not only a terrible thing when 15 million U.S. households are food insecure but the one-third of our food supply that we waste is a major contributor to climate change. Yesterday was Stop Foodwaste Day and while most people likely they don’t think they waste THAT much food, more than 80 percent of food waste has been traced to homes and consumer-facing businesses.

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One Heartwarming Thing From The Heartland

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 […]

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Tackling food waste, one fish chip at a time

Tackling food waste, one fish chip at a time

The FAO has also stated that food waste is a huge driver of climate change as 30 as all the global loss contributes to 8 % of total global greenhouse gas emissions. The Washington Post noted that, if food waste were a country, it would come in third after the United States and China in terms of impact on global warming. While we still have a long way to go to ensure that we waste less, some innovators are finding ways to get creative and reuse bits of food and animal products that typically get discarded. 

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