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Food Waste on Twitter: Lots of Talk, But Can We Get Some Action?

When John Oliver said on his show Last Week Tonight that “we all have to address our relationship with food waste,” Twitter responded in a big way. Oliver’s viral video clip criticized America’s buffet and “all you can eat” obsession, uncovered the “farm to not table” epidemic, and exposed the truth…

Universities Leading the Charge on Food Waste

You there! Drop that cafeteria tray! Sometimes the simplest solutions to reducing food waste can be the best–and the cheapest too. Of course, from cutting coupons to lugging their weight in dirty laundry home for break, college students know how to save money. So it’s no surprise that they know…

Visualizing Food Waste

Not all food is created equal. In our age of photoshopped perfection, anything blemished is a hard sell. But when it comes to our food, visual perfection isn’t practical, or sustainable. Funny looking, misshapen, or discolored produce. Wilted lettuce. Food that says it’s gone past the sell date but looks…

Food Shaming is Out, Crooked Cucumbers are In

Efforts to slash food waste are hitting the big-time, and that’s a great thing. The scale of food waste globally and nationally is so vast, it’s hard to know where to start in terms of encouraging everyday people to change their behavior. Americans, for example, waste at least a third…

Laying Waste to Food Waste

Food waste. Sounds ugly, don’t it? It sure is, especially when you get into the nitty-gritty of the numbers: at least a third of U.S. food is wasted either on the farm, at the grocery store, or in our homes. In a world of hungry people, methane pollution from rotting…