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Steiner signing2i UN Agencies Unite to Strengthen Support for Sustainable Ecosystems and to Implement New Sustainable Food Systems Programme
New York, 24 September 2014 – Today the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that is set to ensure better support for the functioning of critical ecosystem services that underlie food security.
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iSatisfeito-image Satisfeito Joins Think.Eat.Save Campaign
Satisfeito, a project of the Alana Institute, signed up as a partner of Think.Eat.Save., a global campaign to reduce food waste led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), together with several partners worldwide.
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seedi2014z From Mobile Solar Computer Classrooms to Novel Baobab Products: Green Entrepreneurship is Thriving Across Africa and Beyond
Nairobi, 10 September 2014 - Nairobi plays host to one of the largest gatherings of start-up social and environmental enterprises ever, as 41 green entrepreneurs are celebrated at the 2014 SEED Awards Africa Symposium, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
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applebite150 The world's first think tank on food waste is Danish
A new Danish apolitical think tank to gather knowledge and develop action plans to combat food waste. It is the first of its kind in the world, says Stop Wasting Food.
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pcomp150 OzHarvest teams up with the United Nations to address  food and nutrition security and sustainable food systems
For the second year running, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest is partnering with the United Nations to tackle the issues of food and nutrition security and sustainable food systems at the upcoming Think.Eat.Save events to be held across the country on Monday, 21 July.
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pcomp150 Winners of UNEP International Childrens Painting Competition Awarded at First UN Environment Assembly
Nairobi, 24 June 2014 - The first-ever UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) - with more than 1,300 participants from around the world and numerous colourful exhibits and events - was the backdrop to UNEP's 23rd annual International Children's Painting Competition, which has inspired people around the globe to see the environment through the eyes of the world's children for more than two decades.
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0wedlogo150 Celebrate the World Environment Day - End Food Waste
One-third of all food that is produced is thrown away without ever reaching peoples stomachs. And it’s not just the food itself that is wasted, but also precious land and water resources.  Food waste in landfills is one of the biggest contributors of gas emissions.
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imetesco150 Tesco and UNEP Support Children in South Korea to Understand the Importance of Reducing Food Waste
It has been estimated that around a third of all food grown worldwide may be lost or wasted. At a time when there is growing concern over the cumulative impact of population increase, the impact of climate change, the rise on non-communicable diseases and the need for food security, it is widely recognised that food waste is adding additional pressure by squandering natural resources and needlessly emitting greenhouse gases.
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NYWater150 Counting Each Drop: Corporate Concern Mounts About Water Supplies
LONDON — As droughts and floods become more frequent and extreme around the world, companies from food and beverage makers to the mining and energy industries are beginning to scrutinize their operations for vulnerability to water problems that could increase their costs or disrupt production.
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BVillage150 Bestwood Village Fights Against Food Waste
Hundreds enjoy free meals during a Campaign against Food Waste in Bestwood Village. You might not think it matters if the odd bit of food goes bad in your cupboard but hundreds were shown how much they waste annually.
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svfd Environment for Food and Nutrition Security
Profound imbalances are increasing pressures on ecosystems to satisfy a growing demand for quantity, quality and diversity of food. This will require substantial changes in the production, consumption and quality of food.
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svfd Leaders Gather at SAVE FOOD Congress 2014 to Discuss Innovative Ways to Reduce Global Food Loss and Waste
Dusseldorf, 7 May 2014 - Leaders from business, government, civil society, research institutions and the United Nations gathered today at the SAVE FOOD Congress 2014 to discuss innovative strategies to reduce food loss and waste.
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envcost FW-150 Food Waste Competition in Poland Cuts Waste in Over 50% of Schools
In October 2013 we launched the 11th edition of the Tesco for Schools education programme in Poland. This year’s programme has been dedicated to the problem of food waste. Over 6,000 school children from across the country took part, learning about food waste and finding ways to tackle it.
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envcost FW-150 Sandwich Me In Creates Zero Waste
Most restaurants produce about eight gallons of garbage every hour, but Chicago-based Sandwich Me In, took nearly two years to produce that much. Thanks to renewable energy, salvages goods, and locally produced food, the restaurant estimates that its carbon footprint is 85 percent less than restaurants of a similar size.
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envcost FW-150 The Economic and Environmental Costs of Wasted Food
LONDON — Chinese diners are posting pictures of empty plates online, urging friends not to order more than they can eat. South Korea is charging for garbage removal by weight in hopes of persuading families to discard less food.
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BOAf150 UNEP Helps Bank of America Reduce Food Waste
Reducing the 1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted or lost each year requires everybody to do their part to cumulatively transform the power of individual action into a global movement that fundamentally changes how we use our natural resources.
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IYF21-150 Preserve Trees and Forest for Sustainable Diets: Happy International Day of Forests
Forests are the lungs of our planet.  They cover one-third of all land area, and are home to 80 per cent of terrestrial biodiversity.  They are crucial for addressing a multitude of sustainable development imperatives, from poverty eradication to food security, from mitigating and adapting to climate change to reducing disaster risk.
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timthumb-150 Ceo Cookoff Raises Over $1 M to Support Australia’s Most Vulnerable
SYDNEY, 19 February 2014: This year has seen the third annual CEO CookOff raise more than $1 million for local charities, with funds still climbing.
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timthumb-150 Go.Asia ReFOODlution: One Third Art Exhibition Comes to Hong Kong
The title of this photo series- One Third – refers to the percentage of food products which, according to an FAO study, goes to waste worldwide. Food products come with their own individual history and are produced in various ways in different parts of the world.
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iLFHW-150 UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Yaya Toure Call to action in support of Do AGRIC Campaign
Launched at the African Union Summit, the Pan-African campaign is about African leaders deciding to create millions of small holder farmers after years of neglecting the agriculture sector.
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iLFHW-150 New Mobile App Helps Cut Food Waste
Unilever Food Solutions UK and Ireland has launched an industry-first mobile app to help chefs and caterers identify and reduce avoidable food waste.
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iLFHW-150 Africa Aims to Boost Food Security Action on Occasion of Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day
Maseru/Nairobi, 3 March 2014- African leaders, civil society and youth groups today mark Africa Environment Day, which seeks to accelerate action on the numerous pressing environmental challenges facing the continent.
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iLFHW-150 The Contribution of Forests and Trees to Sustainable Diets
With the growing demands from a population expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050, it is unclear how our current global food system will meet future food needs. Ensuring that all people have access to adequate and nutritious food produced in an environmentally and socio-culturally sustainable manner is one of the greatest challenges of our time.
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ffarming150 The Family Farming Feeds the World and Cares for the Earth
The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) highlights the crucial role that family farming plays in the sustainable production of 70% of food produced in the world, as well as its part in safeguarding ecosystems and biodiversity.
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iLFHW-150 Have you Put a Dollar Value on your Food Waste Estimates?
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that about 1.3 billion metric tons of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste each year. While it is easy to recognize the enormity of this number, it is much more difficult to make sense of it in a useful way.
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iLFHW-150 Download the New Love Food Hate Waste free App
The all new Love Food Hate Waste App has arrived on iphone and android and allows you to easily keep track of food planning, shopping, cooking meals and making the most of leftovers.
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Alan-Ronni-and-Neil Calling All CEOs to Register for the Qantas and Ozharvest 2014 CEO Cookoff
SYDNEY, Tuesday 3 December 2013. Australia’s top business leaders are being urged to swap their power frocks and neck ties for kitchen smocks and apron ties, with registrations now open for the 2014 CEO CookOff.
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breadrun150i Bread Run in Hong Kong Helps Prevent Food Waste
The Feeding Hong Kong (FHK) Bread Run helps save fresh bread from being wasted. Every night, volunteers collect surplus fresh bread from stores at closing time and then deliver the items to a designated drop-off point.
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cpetrini-150 Looking Back, Looking Forward - Carlo Petrini
The end of the year is usually a time for drawing up a balance sheet—more than just a financial statement—of everything that has been done over the past 12 months, in order to understand the nature and impact of different activities.
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HELLE-THORNING-SCHMIDT-SELINA-JUUL-150 Svend Auken Prize awarded to Selina Juul
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt presented the Social Democrat Executive Committee Meeting 7 January Socialists' environmental award Auken Prize for Selina Juul, founder of the consumer movement Stop Wasting Food, for her work on food waste.
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wishutterstock 93922087150 Waste Reduction is Top Food and Beverage Trend for 2014
The latest trends impacting the food industry include moves to reduce the huge amount of food waste, as consumers simultaneously adapt their habits in times of continuing austerity. These trends are among  Innova Market Insights' Top 10 Trends list, which is the culmination of ongoing analysis of trends and developments in new product launch activity worldwide.
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isave-ffood Save food and save money over Christmas
It's nearly always less costly to cook at home than to buy ready-made meals. When planning meals over the Christmas season, consider holiday recipes that use up leftover food. Remember to store food properly to keep it fresher for longer.
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samsung-11-150 Use Your Fridge to Think.Eat.Save: Samsung Helps Consumers Store Food the Right Way
Storing food at the correct temperature and the right place in the fridge are just a few ways to help avoid food spoilage or wastage. Informing people on how to organize their fridges better is one of the thrusts of Samsung Digital Appliances UK in its collaboration with Love Food Hate Waste, the campaign of WRAP UK, a Think.Eat.Save partner.
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onlineplatf-10 Online Platform Marks a Fruitful Year of Food Sharing
Just one year ago, on 12 December 2012 www.foodsharing.de was launched. The online platform for sharing food is run by the nonprofit association FOODSHARING e.V. and was founded to take a stand against food waste.
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nanicnn150 Airports Ask Travelers to Think.Eat.Save.
Major airports across the United States will be featuring the joint UNEP/FAO food waste campaign in the form of a new Public Service Announcement, which asks viewers to be more thoughtful about their holiday consumption and waste.
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brasiolos-8150 Partnership Launched to Develop Sustainable Food Systems in Brazil
The Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger of Brazil and UNEP signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 11 December 2013 to combine efforts in addressing the development of a sustainable food chain in Brazil, ways of reducing food waste and loss, and strategies to improve access to organic and healthy food.
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ifood-sharing Food for Thought on Waste over Festive Season
Christmas for many around the world is a time of plenty: stomachs full to bursting and gifts spilling out from beneath the tree as we indulge those we love.
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wri-report-150 New Report Offers Menu of Solutions to Close the Global Food Gap
Actions Needed to Improve Food Production and Consumption to Close the Projected 70 Percent Gap by 2050
JOHANNESBURG/WASHINGTON, December 03 2013
— New research presents solutions to meet the world’s growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability. The analysis finds that the world will need 70 percent more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6 billion people in 2050. It is possible to close the food gap, while creating a more productive and healthy environment through improvements in the way people produce and consume food.
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Thanksgiving-150 Be Thankful, Not Wasteful
Think. Eat. Save. Those words are not just a rallying cry, they also offer a succinct strategy for minimizing Thanksgiving food waste. Yet, why even worry about squandered food on a day dedicated to abundance? Well, there are almost as many motives to trim Turkey Day waste as there are reasons to be thankful.
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australian-study-150 Australian Study: Packaging Can Reduce Food Waste
A research by the Australian RMIT University has recently shown the vital role of packaging in minimising food waste along the supply chain. The study also shows where and why food waste in Australia and New Zealand occurs along both the fresh and manufactured food supply chain.
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002 ROSSI web-150i More than 200,000 spectators at the FIM MotoGP World Championship called on to “Think.Eat.Save”
During the recent 10th World Conference on Sport and Environment in Sochi, Russia, hundreds of thousands attending the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) MotoGP World Championship were called upon to support the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) food waste campaign known as “Think.Eat.Save”.
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wrapreportnewa150z UK Households Squandering £12.5 billion Each Year through Food Waste
Nairobi/London, 7 November 2013 – New research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a partner in the joint UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) campaign to reduce food waste and loss, shows that while household food waste in the UK has been cut by 21 per cent since 2007, families are still throwing out the equivalent of six meals every week.
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Sandor-training-run-150 FoodPrints in the Kalahari
UNEP’s Division of Early Warning & Assessment staff member, Sandor Frigyik, participated in the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon held from 19th to 25th October.  KAEM is a 242km self-sufficiency foot race held over six legs in seven days with set distances for each day ranging from 26km to 75km.
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sochi13-150 Sochi Declaration Sets Out Future Action for Sustainable Development
The more-than 500 participants at the 10th IOC World Conference on Sport and the Environment, held in Sochi from 30 October to 1 November 2013, adopted the “Sochi Declaration”, which contains a set of sustainable development recommendations addressed to the various stakeholders in this field.
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iradz International Day for Eradication of Poverty: Addressing Hunger
On 17 October, the world observes the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which recognizes the need to accelerate action on issues such as, among others, hunger and the right to food.
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selina-award-150z Advocate Against Food Waste Selina Juul Awarded Environment Accolade
Selina Juul, founder of Stop Wasting Food Movement Denmark and Think.Eat.Save partner was awarded the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council. The award, presented on 30 October 2013 at the Opera House in Oslo, recognized Ms Juul’s ‘major voluntary efforts against food waste.’
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Info-boothParis150 World Food Day in Paris:  Students Urged to Think.Eat.Save!
Last 16 October, to celebrate World Food Day, students in Paris were encouraged to think about food wastage facts and issues. The UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) set up information booths at the American University of Paris and Sciences Po where students were given the latest food waste facts and other materials
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SOStory2-150 Tesco Steps Up Efforts to Help South Koreans to Eat.Think.Save
Tesco have also launched cookery classes at 40 community centres to help  customers use leftover foods. The meals are tailored to the Korean calendar.  For example, those who attend the classes are shown how to use leftover Korean  pancakes – a traditional dish at the Korean Thanksgiving - to make hamburgers.  Other innovative dishes include using leftover rice to make pizza dough.
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109-150z New Effort Launched to Measure and Monitor Global Food Loss and Waste
COPENHAGEN//WASHINGTON (21 OCTOBER 2013) — The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the first step in designing a global standard for measuring food loss and waste. The forthcoming guidance, called the “Food Loss and Waste Protocol,” will enable countries and companies to measure and monitor the food loss and waste that occur within their boundaries and value chains in a credible, practical, and consistent manner.
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Oct-18-conference-tes-150z Conference Tackles Food Waste Reduction
Organized around 2013 World Food Day's theme of "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition", this conference, to be held on 18 October 2013 in Rome, Italy, seeks to build common understanding around issues such as food security and sustainability.
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tesco-inner-150z On World Food Day: Tesco Provides Meals to Millions in Need Through FareShare Partnership
Tesco has announced on World Food Day, 16 October 2013 that it will provide the equivalent of seven million meals a year to more than 1,000 charities across the UK by strengthening its partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare.  The initiative supports the UNEP- FAO global campaign Think Eat Save--Reduce Your Foodprint.
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UNITED-AGAINST-FOOD-WASTE----150z Success in Copenhagen: 6,000 were fed at the United Against Food Waste event
Last Friday, October 4th, the Danish Minister for Food Agriculture and Fisheries, Karen Hækkerup, opened Denmark’s largest event against Food waste – ‘United Against Food Waste’, Europe’s first event where the entire value chain was represented.  6,000 people and leading stakeholders were gathered on the Town Hall Square of Copenhagen to make a joint stand against food waste. 
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tesco-poland-150z Tesco Poland Launches Competition to Help Schools Think.Eat.Save!
This month Tesco has launched a national Tesco for Schools 2013 competition in Poland.
This year the competition - which runs over six months – aims to help educate schoolchildren on the causes of food waste and look for innovative ways to reduce it. Tesco for Schools 2013 supports the UNEP- FAO global campaign dubbed Think Eat Save-- Reduce Your Foodprint, which was also the theme of this year’s World Environment Day.
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nordic-ad-150 The Last Wish Was to be Eaten
Latvian graphic designer Marta Zarin-Gelze has won the Think.Eat.Save –Reduce your Foodprint competition for the best ad to raise awareness on food waste. Ms. Zarin-Gelze is a 26 year old Latvian from Riga, who recently graduated from the department of Visual Communication of the Art Academy of Latvia. Her winning ad is called The last wish was to be eaten.
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postercompeh150 Think.Eat.Save - Nordic Ad Competition: Public Vote Winner and 15 Finalists Announced
Ms. Thordis Claessen, graphic designer from Iceland has won the public vote in the Think.Eat.Save – Nordic Ad Competition on Food Waste.The fifteen finalists in the competition, have now been selected and the winner will be announced on 4 October 2013.
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0cliffacts World Water Week:  Time to Save Food, Save Water
“Water is central to the well‐being of people and the planet. We must work together to protect and carefully manage this fragile, finite resource, ” Secretary‐General Ban Ki‐moon said in his message commemorating the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013.
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OzHarvest partners with the United Nations Environment Programme to feed 5000 people in Sydney
Sydney, 17 July 2013 - For the first time ever in Australia, OzHarvest as the official Australian partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the global Think.Eat.Save - Reduce your Foodprint campaign, will host the international event, Feeding the 5000 in Sydney's Martin Place on Monday, 29 July from 12 noon until 2pm.
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Environmental board games developed by UNEP-Bayer Young Environment Envoys are donated to Children Welfare Centers in Seoul
In cooperation with the Climate and Environment Headquarters of the Metropolitan Government of Seoul, over 1,200 newly produced eco-board games developed by Korean UNEP-Bayer Environmental Envoys are being donated to 600 children welfare centers of Seoul.
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Schoolchildren Vow Not to Waste Food
“Take what you need and use what you take.” Life runs on food and we should not waste it. This is the new lesson schoolchildren of the Pink City are learning when they take a vow not to waste food.
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Ramadan Kareem

As we beginning the Holy Month of Ramadan, we would like to take this opportunity and wish all its audience a happy Ramadan and urge everyone to reduce the amount of food wastage by adopting habits that avoid excess.
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5000 People to be Fed in Sydney
Five thousand members of the public are invited to a free hot lunch in Sydney's Martin Place on Monday, 29 July between 12 noon and 2.00pm.
The feeding event run by OzHarvest, one of Australia's leading food-rescue organisations that was named the official Australian partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) global campaign - Think.Eat.Save.
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Annakshetra’s new Drive: Lord’s Prasadam for the Needy
Annakshetra Foundation has moved a step ahead in its drive to collect and distribute  leftovers from weddings , parties and hotels.  It has also taken up the initiative of distributing unused  prasadam (holy food offered to the lord)  to the needy in Jaipur city.
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The Fight Against Food Waste: Everybody's Responsibility from Farm to Fork
The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum on "The Future of Growth - Economic Values and the Media", dedicated a workshop on the worlds food waste problem.
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Give Them Bread: Feeding the Hungry No Longer a Science
Over 500 government ministers and diplomats from around the world were among guests invited for a sumptuous meal during a meeting held in Nairobi on February 19, 2012.
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UNEP FI Global Roundtable to be Held in Beijing
Ministers, CEOs, regulators, academics and scientists, along with the greater sustainable finance community, will come together this November in Beijing to galvanize action on "changing finance" and "financing change".
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World Environment Day 2013 - M Restaurants, China: “Clean Your Plate and Dessert’s On Us”
On World Environment Day 2013, M Restaurant Group highlighted the issue of food waste with an offer of a complimentary dessert for guests who finished their food. The “Clean Your Plates and Dessert’s On Us” offer ran at Capital M Beijing and M on the Bund Shanghai during lunch and dinner on June 5.
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Smallholder Farmers Key to lifting over one billion people out of poverty
Supporting smallholder farmers to play a greater role in food production and natural resource stewardship is one of the quickest ways to lift over one billion people out of poverty and sustainably nourish a growing world population, a new United Nations report released today said.
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Cutting Food Loss and Waste Will Benefit People and the Environment, Says New Study on World Environment Day
Wednesday June 5th: Washington DC / Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) / Portland / Nairobi, 5 June 2013 – One out of every four calories produced by the global agricultural system is being lost or wasted, according to new analysis. This poses a serious challenge to the planet’s ability to reduce hunger and meet the food needs of a rapidly-expanding global population.
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Wed on Benetton Live Windows and Media-Walls
Wednesday June 5th: Live Windows celebrates WED this 5 June 2013 with multimedia displays on the campaign theme in Benetton flagship store windows and media walls worldwide.

The Live Windows Project, conceived to create a new language between people and retail space, is an initiative by Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research center and talent incubator. Through its network of prominent educational and cultural institutions, Live Windows promotes young talented designers and gives them a venue to showcase their creations.
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The Pig Idea Campaign Supports Think.Eat.Save
Wednesday June 5th: Food waste expert Tristram Stuart and the Feeding the 5000 team, in partnership with chef Thomasina Miers, announced on World Environment Day The Pig Idea, a new initiative that aims to encourage the use of food waste to feed pigs.

To mark this year’s World Environment Day, The Pig Idea team will be launching a new campaign at London's Stepney City Farm, where for the next six months they will be rearing 8 pigs primarily on a diet of legally permissible food waste.
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Kenyan Celebrities Celebrate World Environment Day at the Biggest Market in East Africa
Wednesday June 5th: Food wastage has consequences on hunger and poverty, nutrition, health, income generation and economic growth in Kenya.
To alleviate this problem, Suzanna Owiyo, recently appointed UNEP’s National Goodwill Ambassador, has come up with an initiative known as “Soko Bila Waste - Every little thing Counts”, aimed at sensitizing the vendors, consumers and farmers on the importance of reducing food wastage from the various levels of the distribution chain.
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Launching tve’s new tvebiomovies 2013 challenge to film-makers worldwide
Wednesday June 5th: to mark World Environment Day 2013, tve is calling on film-makers across the planet to submit their ideas – vivid, poignant, iconoclastic, and inspiring – for our new global competition of one-minute films on the environment aimed at the YouTube generation.
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WWF-Italia will help you discover the environmental cost of your household shopping!
Italy, June 5th 2013
How does the production of tomatoes affect the environment? Or of a piece of steak? How is food waste linked to the degradation of our planet’s environment? To find out about this we need to understand that all the food we eat has its own particular “life cycle”, from production to consumption. The food industry consumes resources and emits greenhouse gases. This whole process has a deep impact on the environment which is exacerbated when the food which is wasted.
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Call for Creative Minds to Fight Food Waste
Brussels, Copenhagen, June 5th 2013
On the occasion of World Environment Day, the UN and the Nordic Council of Ministers launch a Nordic-Baltic Ad Competition to support the fight against food waste. World Environment Day is celebrated globally on June 5. This year, the focus is on the fight against food waste, and the Nordic-Baltic Ad Competition is launched in support of the United Nations Environment Program’s campaign “Think.Eat.Save –Reduce your foodprint” linked with this effort.
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Riders celebrate World Environment Day
The Kenya Motor Sports Federation and the East African Motor Sports Club organized a fun race at the Jamhuri Motocross where more than 50 motocross riders, their families and general public joined to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED) 2013. The Fun Race which was organized in the form of Relay was a great fun for the riders and the spectators. The riders raced in teams comprising of different racing classes and age groups.
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World Environment Day Awards 2013 Finalists Announced
Schools, large and small businesses, journalists, local councils and community groups are among the finalists in this year’s United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards, announced today. OzHarvest, one of the Think.Eat.Save partners was nominated as Finalists under the Virgin Australia Community Award category.
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9200 People Dine on Leftover Food from Wedding Parties in Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan
The Annakshetra Foundation, an initiative organized to tackle the issue of food waste collected leftover food from weeding parties that took place on Akshay Tritiya in Jaipur and re-distributed this to underprivileged communities in support of World Environment Day and the Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint! campaign.
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Celebrate World Environment Day on Akshay Tritiya
Jaipur, Rajasthan - Annakshetra Foundation organizes a program called ‘Annakshetra Mahabhoj, all over Jaipur, aiming at collecting leftover food and Feeding the needy. In celebration of the World Environment Day and in support of the Think.Eat.Save Campaign, the Foundation will collect leftover food from over 200 marriages parties going to be held on “Akshay Tritiya”.
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Reduce your Foodprint on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a holiday where food plays a central role–as a token of appreciation and a gesture of love.The UNEP’s Food Waste Campaign calls everyone, everywhere in the world to make it a point to create a better, more sustainable celebration with these seven tips:
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Sarajevo to host the World Environment Day Celebration for Central Europe
As many Think.Eat.Save campaign partners gear up to celebrate the World Environment Day around the World on 5 June 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme has decided to host the central European celebrations in Sarajevo, while the global celebration will be held in Mongolia.
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United Nations launches Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific
29 Apr 2013- The United Nations launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific here today in the presence of top national leaders, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to join hands to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’s undernourished people live.
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Go Eco No Ego Celebrate the World Environment Day in Cyprus
As citizens across the globe gear up to celebrate World Environment Day with activities, about 3000 people gathered in Famagusta, in Cyprus on April 28th to celebrate and raise awareness on Food Waste. The event organized by the Go Eco No Ego was the first ever organized in support of the Think Eat Save Campaign. The public was educated on different ways to fight Food Waste, entertained and fed.
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Save Food Save Millions
Food wastage occurs on a daily basis in Nigeria in different forms and dimensions, yet several thousands of Nigerians go to bed hungry in the midst of plenty. The food wastage situation in Nigeria is a little different from what is the case in other developed countries both in context and classification.
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Super Power Mummy Says Goodbye to Food Waste
Linsey Mumba, a mum of three grew up in South Africa and is aware of the need to avoid throwing away food. However, at her present home in Liverpool, she admits she used to, and sometimes still does, find it a struggle. Linsey admits to wasting food that could easily have been avoided.
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On the Road? You can still Think, Eat and Save!
It is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced for human consumption is wasted annually. This is a problem of growing concern in the global travel industry. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) estimates that in 2012 alone, the number of international travellers soared by 4% to reach 1.035 billion for the first time in history.
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New England Colleges and Universities come together to reduce food waste
In an effort to reduce food waste, about 26 New England universities and colleges are together joining the EPA Food Recovery Challenge. By joining the challenge, campuses pledge to reduce, donate, and recycle as much of their excess food as possible.
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TripAdvisor GreenLeaders™ Program Highlights Eco-Friendly Hotels to Help Travelers Plan Greener Trips
Travelers will be able to tailor their search on TripAdvisor for hotels participating in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location
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New App from Love Food Hate Waste Helps Consumers Save £££ While on the Move
April 24th 2013 - Help is at hand for anyone who wants to keep track of their budgets by food planning, shopping, making the most of left-overs and recipes while ‘on the go’, thanks to a newly-updated app from Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW).
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The European Economic and Social Committee calls for an end to food waste in the EU
Food waste amounts to 89 million tonnes a year in the EU, while 79 million EU citizens live below the poverty line. In its opinion on Prevention and reduction of food waste, adopted on 20 March 2013, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls on the European Commission to take steps to counter this dramatic trend aggravated by the economic crisis.
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Wasting Food and Hunger Side by Side!
Waste not, want not. How does the human race measure up to this wise saying when it comes to one of the essentials of life, food? Not well, it seems.
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Traditional and Indigenous Ways of Preserving Food
Chinggis or Gengis Khan and his Mongol Empire may seem an unlikely food waste champion for the new Think-Eat-Save: Reduce Your Foodprintcampaign of UNEP and the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization to cut food waste and loss.
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Celebrate Earth Day 2013 For Sustainable Food and Agriculture Year!
Sustainable food and agriculture systems can play a big role in preserving the environment by helping to improve soil health, protecting biodiversity, and mitigating climate change.
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UNEP Launches Leftover Recipe Competition
Europe/Nairobi, 1 April 2013--The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) through its GreenUp! initiative is launching a competition that asks global citizens to show their love for leftovers, and submit a recipe that they use to clean out the fridge.
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The most precious resource of all – Save Food, Save Water
Our world and our societies are water‐hungry. The fulfillment of basic human needs, the environment, socio-economic development and poverty reduction are all dependent on water.
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Stop Wasting Food
Too often, when people are looking for a place to eat, all they think about is 'cheap' and 'big portions'. They don't think about whether this is good for society, only what is good for themselves.
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German New Food-Sharing Site Hopes to Cut Wastage
A new Internet platform is helping Germans share food rather than waste it, in an attempt to limit the environmental damage of wasted food - and put bread on the table of those who need it. The portal was initiated by Valentin Thurn, a journalist and documentary film maker (“Taste the Waste”)
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Clean Your Plates to Help Yourselves
During the celebrations of the Chinese Spring Festival, the UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Li Bingbing launched an online campaign against wasting food in support f the UNEP’s Think.Eat.Save campaign, which is now winning over the hearts, minds and stomachs of Chinese.
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Women Winning the War Against Food Waste and Food Loss
In recognition of International Women’s Day, 8 March, Think.Eat.Save. highlights the noteworthy women and women-centered groups that are leading actions to address food waste and loss through their initiatives.
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Proper Storage Keeps Food Fresher for Longer – UK Study
Storing our food in its packaging can help keep it fresher for up to two weeks longer* and save the average family upto £270** a year.
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Hungering for a Solution to Food Losses
In Pakistan, replacing mud silos with metal containers helped improve grain preservation by 70%.
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Ministers Dine on Food Grown in Kenya But Rejected by UK Supermarkets for Cosmetic Reasons
Gourmet Meal at UN Environment Programme Headquarters Highlights Global Campaign to Cut Food Waste
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Mayor Bloomberg Pushes a Green Agenda in his final State of the City Address
Besides banning styrofoam and making way for electric cars, the mayor vowed to tackle New York City’s final recycling frontier: food waste.
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Tristram Stuart Addresses Youth Delegates at the Tunza Conference
Tristram Stuart, food waste activist and founder of Feeding the 5000, a key partner organization of the Think.Eat.Save campaign addressed some 250 youth delegates from over 100 countries...
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UNEP’s Food Waste Campaign Announces three New Partners
The UN Environment Programme Food Waste campaign Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint continues to expand with additional partners from the United States of America, Australia and Copenhagen.
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CEO Cookoff Raises Funds For Australia’s Vulnerable
SYDNEY: Thirty six celebrity chefs from Australia’s top kitchens will join forces tonight with business leaders to cook for one thousand Sydneysiders in need.
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During the celebrations of the Chinese Spring Festival, the UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Li Bingbing launched an online campaign against food waste in support of the Food Waste campaign Think.Eat.Save launched late January.
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The Environmental Food Crisis report
The Environmental Food Crisis report warns that unless action is taken, up to 25% of the world’s food production may become lost due to environmental breakdown by 2050.
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How much is enough?
Hunger, obesity, waste – it’s a conundrum. At the same time as getting reports of hunger and food insecurity, we hear that obesity is an increasing global health problem.
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Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste
Consumers, Food Industry and Government All Have Role to Play in Reducing 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Food Wasted or Lost Each Year.
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