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When anti-waste campaigns backfire
When anti-waste campaigns backfire (via Phys.org) (September 2018) Research shows that anti-food waste campaigns that "blame" citizens can backfire. Better strategies include having entities such as restaurants and stores ask consumers for help; and showing consumers how easy it is not to waste food.
WASTED: Second Edition of NRDC’s Landmark Food Waste Report
Wasted: How America is Wasting Up to 40% of Its Food From Farm to Fork to Landfill (via NRDC) (2017) A report that outlines "the latest studies, success stories, and recommendations across the food system. It provides updated statistics on the environmental, economic and social impacts, analyzes areas of progress at the government, business and consumer levels in the last five years, and offers policy solutions for overcoming the problem."
The staggering environmental footprint of all the food that we just throw in the trash
The staggering environmental footprint of all the food that we just throw in the trash (via Washington Post) (April 2018) A study published in PLOS ONE calculated that citizens in the US waste about 25% of all food, and the environmental costs of all that food waste are tremendous.
Slow Road to Zero: A Report Card on U.S. Supermarkets’ Path to Zero Food Waste
Checked Out: How U.S. Supermarkets Fail to Make the Grade in Reducing Food Waste (report) (via Center for Biological Diversity) (April 2018) Ratings and surveys of the top 10 US supermarkets on how they deal with food waste.
We could stop tons of food losses by scaling these African-made low-tech cooling units
We could stop tons of food losses by scaling these African-made low-tech cooling units (via Quartz) (13 March 2017) Highlights several low-tech solutions for helping store food longer and thus reduce food waste in African countries.
Eat It, Don't Leave It: How London Became A Leader In Anti-Food Waste
Eat It, Don't Leave It: How London Became A Leader In Fighting Food Waste (via NPR) (22 November 2016) Highlights a variety of the apps and programs meant to reduce food waste in London, which is becoming a pioneer in reducing food waste.