Food waste and food insecurity in the news.
Hole Food Rescue on Wyoming PBS Farm to Fork March 2016
John Oliver's takes on food waste in America. Broadcast in July 2015.
Expiration Dates - "they are not about food safety, and were actually never meant to be"
Over the years we’ve lost track of what these labels meant in the first place. We’ve come to associate the dates with safety, when in fact, they’ve always been about freshness. As much as we might want them to, the dates on our food are not going to tell us if we’ll get salmonella or e-coli.
Hushed Hunger - An increasing number of people cannot afford to feed their families nutritious, healthy food in Teton County, WY.
Michael Ratliff (Good Samaritan Mission) noted that even people making a decent wage are now “forced to choose between paying rent or paying for food.” Annabelle agreed, admitting that it is nearly impossible to afford the dairy and produce she needs to feed her family.
Happy Thanksgiving! Your Turkey Leftovers Are Destroying The Planet.
Thirty-five percent of turkey is wasted. Here's how to keep yours from winding up in a landfill. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 35 percent of the turkey meat that Americans buy each year is thrown away, compared to the 15 percent of chicken meat that's typically wasted — and there’s good reason to believe the bulk of that turkey waste takes place around Thanksgiving, when the bird is most in demand.
Americans Waste Way Too Much Food At Home. Here's What Can Be Done.
"No matter how organically or sustainably we grow our food, if we don’t eat it, it’s a waste of resources."
Americans end up throwing out about one-quarter of the food they buy and about 97 percent of that waste ends up in landfills, contributing to greenhouse emissions. At the same time, there are nearly 50 million food-insecure Americans who are going without.
.Man who forced French supermarkets to donate food wants to take law global
“It is scandalous and absurd that food is wasted and in some cases deliberately spoiled while the homeless, poor and unemployed go hungry".
Arash Derambarsh, A local councillor whose campaign against food waste led to a law forcing French supermarkets to donate unwanted food to charity has set his sights on getting similar legislation passed globally.
New Danish Supermarket Sells The Things Nobody Else Wants
Other stores toss food that's perfectly safe to consume. WeFood sells it at a discount. Food that goes unconsumed each year releases an estimated 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, according to U.N. statistics for 2013.