Food Waste

“Surprisingly, findings show that strategies used to save money – such as buying groceries in bulk, monthly shopping trips, preference for supermarkets and cooking from scratch – actually end up generating more food waste,” wrote the team.

Researchers take aim at food-waste in the home

By Nathan Gray

The top causes of food waste in homes include buying too much, preparing in abundance, unwillingness to consume leftovers, and improper food storage, say researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.

EU companies make progress on goal to halve food waste by 2020

EU companies make progress on goal to halve food waste by 2020

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European food industry has made progress toward cutting food waste, with nearly two-thirds including wastage in their sustainability strategy, according to a new report from trade organisation FoodDrinkEurope.

Diverting food waste from landfill could save food firms up to 45% of costs

Food waste remains a costly problem

By Rick Pendrous

Food manufacturers could increase their profits by over 10%, simply by more effectively using the waste they generate, claims a specialist food recycling organisation.

World Environment Day should be used to celebrate natural resources and acknowledge the work of farmers, but also draw focus on the role the global food sector has to play, says Food Tank chief

World Environment Day - June 5 2014 - Driving action on climate change

Sustainable food: Cut the greenwashing and act now, says Food Tank

By Kacey Culliney

Food manufacturers don’t understand the urgency of sustainability and need to act faster, but also communicate actions better with consumers, says the president of global NGO Food Tank.

Food waste ‘one of the great paradoxes of our times’

Food waste ‘one of the great paradoxes of our times’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The 1.3bn tonnes of food wasted throughout the supply chain each year could feed as many as two billion people without any additional impact on the environment, the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said.

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