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dana-thanksgiving-150 Future Survival of Human Civilization will Depend on Cutting Food Losses and Waste
by Selina Juul, Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark and Winner of Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize www.selinajuul.com
The debate on food losses and waste is beginning to replace the debate about climate change. The latest IPCC report recently launched in Yokohama, Japan, revealed some rather upsetting details about the future prospects of humanity. Not only the growing climate change, escalating world population growth and lack of resources, but also the growing food scarcity may rewrite the course of our civilization – unless we start acting now.
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dana-thanksgiving-150 Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads And Eat 'Em Up Instead. Yum!
by Alastair Bland
About a decade ago, I backpacked the coastal desert of Baja California, Mexico, feasting daily on snapper and corvina that I caught and grilled whole over driftwood beach fires. The highlight, for me, were their heads, which oozed with sizzling fat and were packed with extra-tender meat along the jawbones, around the eye sockets, below the gill plates and in the cheeks. Even the eyeballs and the softer pieces of cartilage were delicious. I devoured all but their backbones and ribs, which I threw in the fire pit to char.
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dana-thanksgiving-150 Burns Night - the Perfect Celebration to Llove your Food
Top Tips to Make the Most of your Food this Coming Burns Night!
Rabbie Burns (1759 – 1796), Scotland’s most famous poet, is celebrated in Scotland and beyond on the anniversary of his birth (January 25th) which is known as Burns Night.
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dana-thanksgiving-150 Thanksgiving - by Melissa Page
You’re gearing up for Thanksgiving dinner.  Assignments are out to various attendees for sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.  Now, it’s time to figure out what size turkey to buy.Here’s a hint:  Buy less than you think.  If you’re hosting anything like the average Thanksgiving dinner for ten, almost a third of that dinner will go to waste this year.
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iozclip image001-150i New Food Traceability Center Opens to Protect Food Supply
An increasing number of consumers are now demanding greater transparency regarding the foods they consume each year. In light of that demand, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) launched a new food traceability center in Washington DC on September 11,  with Intertek as its founding sponsor.
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oconnor2 A Nation of Gastronomes Declares War on Food Waste
In the European Union, we waste an estimated 89 million tonnes of food each year, after the farm gate, or around 180kg per person, according to the first pan-European study we prepared in 2010. As you know from following this blog, this wastage impacts not only water resources, biodiversity and climate change, but also undermines global food security and eats into your own disposable income, to the tune of some 600€ each year.
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Organize Your Fridge and Reduce Food Waste!
For the longest time, I tried to organize my fridge and keep it cleaned, but it seemed like things were always getting shoved to the back and would end up rotten by the time I found them.
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Are you wasting food?
It's 6:30 a.m. While the water is boiling, I put the tea bag in my cup and take the bread from the freezer. There are only four slices: two middles and both ends. I grab the middles and put the package back.
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Food Waste: A Weighty Problem, But One with Real Solutions
Here’s a little exercise in money management. The next time you’re at the bank, withdraw $2,000 or so in whatever denominations you wish. Find the nearest trashcan, throw the stack of bills into it, and walk away.
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Sustainable energy for a food secure future
Whilst one-third of the food we produce is wasted, food insecurity remains a pressing challenge. Is it not a paradox that the world produces enough food to feed everyone yet 12% of the world population is estimated to be undernourished? Or that sub-Saharan Africa, which experiences food insecurity, could actually meet the minimum annual food requirements of at least 48 million people if post- harvest grain losses were avoided ?
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Celebrating World Environment Day: Know Your Food Waste
by Selina Juul, Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark and Partner of Think.Eat.Save campaign
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Organics On the Menu
When it comes to sustainability, the fashion industry can learn some important lessons from the organic food movement, writes Xenya Cherny-Scanlon, author of the green stilettos blog, which seeks to “put glam into green”.
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Seasonal Figs
My mother hired a caterer for her birthday party last week. I don't blame her. After all the parties she has hosted over the years she deserves a day when she can just walk into her own party and enjoy the food without the worry of cooking for the masses. The food was amazing: delicious, colourful and plenty of it.
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Food Waste and Wars - the Tale of the Brazilian Tomato
In the 1950s and 1970s, the United Kingdom and Iceland were involved in the famous cod wars—a dispute over fishing rights.
Today it is the tomato at the centre of attention—at least in Brazil—as prices last month soared 150 per cent in part due to food wastage of this essential and popular fruit.
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Say “Thanks” to Mother Earth by recycling rather than wasting her bounty
Some things never change and one thing that’s sure to always hold true is that after a party, you’ll surely have a mountain of leftovers. And some of these dishes, frankly, you’d rather never see again.
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Rage, Not Waste
by Dinner Lady

Sometimes I think our Four and a half bellies challenge is great and I am proud of all that we are achieving and of what the children are learning. After my mother's birthday party last month, Maths Geek looked at all the left overs on the side board and sighed, shaking his head.
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Don’t Label Obese People as Food Wasters
by Selina Juul, Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark and Partner of Think.Eat.Save campaign

While the focus on food waste is growing throughout the world, the discussions about the causes of food waste emerge in the media, the conferences, meetings and workshops.
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EU Supermarkets Blamed for Kenya Food Waste
By Ric Francis
The landscape of a farm, just outside the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, is occupied by half a dozen women harvesting French beans for European Union (EU) supermarkets.
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Let's celebrate World Water Day by reducing water use in the U.S.
By Danielle Nierenberg, founder of Food Tank
The United States is one of the world’s biggest users of water - many Americans use as much water as about 900 Kenyans. As a result, water resources in the U.S. are shrinking.
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The tragedy of waste
Blog by Sarah Daly
Shocking news from a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) entitled GLOBAL FOOD WASTE NOT, WANT NOT - Feeding the 9 Billion...
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How to Wage Your Own War Against Food Waste
By Lisa Aberle
Even though my main excuse wasn’t the expense, it’s still an obstacle to healthy eating. At least, that’s a common excuse I hear when eating better food comes up in conversation.
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Blog contribution by Culinary Nutritionist, Stefanie Sacks
Have you ever seen Wall-E? In short, it’s a movie about a trash-collecting robot (Wall-E) that has spent his “life” collecting garbage from humans. When the movie begins, earth is ravaged with waste and no longer inhabitable. The movie’s message screams, “Hey earthlings, cut the overconsumption OR ELSE…”
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U.S. Businesses Making Money by Reducing Food Waste
By Dana Gunders, Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Natural Resources Defence
Cutting loss cuts costs and maximizes profits. That’s an age old business philosophy not news to any businessperson. So why is $47 billion worth of product to go to waste on supermarket premises alone?
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Farm to Plate – The 33% dilemma - where does our food go?
By Sarah Daly
Following the recent report by Institute of Mechanical Engineers, there has been much discussion and speculation about the moral and economic issues surrounding food waste.
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Food Waste and Recycling in China: A Growing Trend?
By Wanqing Zhou
As household incomes, urban populations, and overall food consumption in China continue to rise, the country faces serious problems of food waste, natural resource scarcity, and overflowing landfills.
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Waste Less, Feed More: Ending Food Waste at Home and Around the World
By Peter Lehner
I started thinking about food waste back when I was climbing mountains. When you are carrying 30 days’ worth of food on your back, every ounce is precious.
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Stop Wasting Food
By Selina Juul
At my recent TEDx talk, I mentioned that global food waste could feed every starving child, man and woman on this planet – three times over in fact! Here is some food for thought.
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Save the $130 in Food You’re Throwing Down the Compost
Have you ever considered what that rotten food in your refrigerator costs? According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average American family of four throws out an estimated $130 per month in spoiled and discarded food.
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With all the waste, ending African hunger remains a myth
By Janet Atieno
I visited a friend one afternoon in one of Nairobi’s suburbs and when she invited me to help her prepare a meal, we realised most of the food on the shelf had expired or gone stale.
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Dana Gunders, Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Natural Resources Defence Council
Bon Appetit! Buen Provecho! Mahlzeit! And welcome to Think.Eat.Save, a global campaign launching TODAY to change the culture of food waste.
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