December 23rd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Between the farm and the table, we waste almost half of the food that we produce. Reducing food waste is no easy feat, and we're going to need an array of solutions to address all of this organic matter headed to our landfills. Of course, we need to just plain waste less food, but food waste isn't going away any time soon. We need solutions for using all of the wasted food that we're producing. Fortunately, there are companies out there right now who are reducing food waste by turning it into usable products from alternative fuel to packaging
November 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Chicago's Sandwich Me In is a no-waste restaurant. Owner Justin Vrany talks a bit about the concept and how he's made it happen for 2 1/2 years and counting
November 12th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Fruitcycle founder Elizabeth Bennett believes that “there is no bad fruit.” Here's how she turned reducing food waste into a viable business plan and social enterprise
October 2nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Massachusetts and Seattle are both enacting mandatory composting laws to keep food waste out of landfills
September 24th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Think letting that banana rot is no big deal? New stats on wasting food will have you rethinking wasting even a crumb of bread. Seriously
June 25th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Is composting food waste the end all solution to our food waste problem? It's complicated
February 4th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
There's really only so much that we can do as individuals to curb our food waste. Businesses need to step up, and they need help
October 13th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush
We've written a lot about food waste recently, and the facts are staggering. This infographic lays out the frightening facts about our food waste. Shocking!
September 26th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Tomorrow (Thursday, September 27th at 4pm EST/3pm Central), Important Media is hosting a Google+ Hangout to talk about the food waste problem and what we can do about it
September 8th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just published a new study on food waste. The author, Dana Gunders, highlights wasted food's real cost
August 25th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
I tossed out a bag of mushy strawberries this evening, damn! Did you know that the average American wastes 40% of the food they purchase? I haven't measured my own waste, but 40% doesn't seem unrealistic. And that's sad. What's worse? Much of that wasted food ends up in landfills where it breaks down and forms methane, a greenhouse gas far more powerful than carbon dioxide.
April 8th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
I've had food waste on the brain these days! It seems that I keep stumbling upon interesting facts and information about the food that we waste. Since it seems to be a hot topic, I decided to ask our community on Facebook about how they reduce food waste at home. There were some great ideas, so I thought I'd share them here with you! Got your own tips for reducing food waste? Share them in the comments!