food waste

Chatting with NRDC's Food Waste Luminary, Dana Gunders

NRDC staff scientist Dana Gunders helped put US food waste on the map after publishing a seminal report on the topic in 2012. Since then, she's written a book on the topic, and has remained a tireless leader in the growing movement to reduce US food waste.

Five Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

In the US, we waste 40 percent of all the food we produce, squandering valuable natural resources and contributing to global climate change. But it's incredibly easy to reduce your own food waste. Learn how here!

Fighting Food Waste with Ugly Fruit and Veg Founder, Jordan Figueiredo

Meet Jordan Figueiredo, founder of EndFoodWaste.org and the Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign, and the first of our anti-food waste heroes. When not working at his day job, Jordan serves as a preeminent leader within the food waste movement, spearheading one of the most influential campaigns to address the problem in the US.

Adding Food into the Climate Equation: A Post-COP21 Agenda

Earth Day is signing day for the monumental COP21 climate deal. Emissions from energy production and fossil fuels are in the mix, but food and agriculture were left out. Here are the food and ag proposals we'd add if we were at the United Nations!

States Join National Fight Against Food Waste

In a major victory for food and environmental groups, the Obama Administration declared that United States will cut its food waste in half by 2030. Now that the federal government has committed to addressing our food waste problem, it seems like everyone wants in on the action. Finally this critical issue is getting the attention it deserves!

Cut Food Waste, Cut Water Waste

Wasted food has a hidden cost: wasted water. Everything we eat has a water footprint, and as a recent Smithsonian Magazine article illustrates, when we waste food, it's like we're dumping huge amounts of water right into the garbage.

Looking Forward: 10 of the Top Issues of 2016

With 2016 here, we've rounded up a bevy of what we think will be some of the top food and agriculture issues of the year. From action on antibiotic overuse, to local aquaculture, to accounting for the true costs of industrial agriculture, 2016 is shaping up to be an important year as we work to create a more sustainable food system.

Looking Back: 6 of the Top Stories of 2015

2015 was a big year in food and agriculture news - from severe drought in our nation's biggest food producing state, to the approval of GM salmon and lots more. Looking back on the year, we've collected six of the top food and agriculture stories of 2015.

Taste It, Don't Waste It! ''Trash'' Fish

If someone were to serve you a meal labeled "trash fish" would you eat it? Probably not. But you would be missing out. Trash fish, as underappreciated types of fish are often called, are some of the tastiest species in the waters. But they are part of the nearly forty percent of the world's total catch that is discarded before it even reaches the shore. That kind of food waste is hard to swallow.

Taste It, Don't Waste It! Stale Bread

Freshly baked bread is a treasure, but a stale loaf can be good eating, too. Older bread may have lost a little bit of the spring in its step - but the wholesome ingredients and dedication to craft that go into any bread that's worth its butter are still there to be enjoyed. Here's how to get the most out of your toast at every stage of its lovely life.

How to Lay Waste to Thanksgiving Leftovers

Americans waste a lot of food - every year, we throw away roughly 40 percent of our food supply! Here we give you some tips on how you can be part of the solution by making the most of your Thanksgiving bounty - both before and after the meal!

Taste It, Don't Waste It! Potage

Potage - a thick, smooth soup - is so delicious, easy and thrifty, you'll want to make it, too. One of the best things about the soup is that it can be made out of most anything you have on hand - including veggie ends, skins and stems you would normally compost. The next time you are slicing mushrooms, trimming asparagus or stir-frying broccoli florets, save your trimmings and make potage!

Through Art, The Value of Food Expressed

What does "food" mean to you? A new show about the expansive topic at the Cathedral of St. Join the Divine tackles the diversity of it and delivers it well done. The show, called The Value of Food, runs through April 3, 2016. Read on to learn more about the show.

Taste It, Don't Waste It! What Not to Eat

Reducing food waste is one of the best ways to save time, money and natural resources. We love using up every pip, peel and pit that we can - but there are a few exceptions to the rule: some plant parts don't make good eating. Read on to learn more about common produce items that are best left off of your dinner plate (and composted), and some where the verdict is still out.

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