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Food Waste Harms Climate, Water, Land and Biodiversity
Sep14

Food Waste Harms Climate, Water, Land and Biodiversity

By The Editors The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released a few days ago a report detailing the first study to analyze the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective, looking specifically at its consequences for the climate, water and land use, and biodiversity. Key facts and figures from the report are: The global volume of food wastage is estimated at 1.6 billion tonnes of...

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Reducing Food Loss and Waste – A New Working Paper
Jun06

Reducing Food Loss and Waste – A New Working Paper

By The Editors As we have seen in the previous post, this year the theme of World Environment Day (June 5) is ‘Think.Eat.Save’.  The theme connects to the “Think.Eat.Save – Reduce Your Foodprint’ campaign. Accordingly, a new working paper has been released yesterday (June 5).  The title of this working paper is ‘Reducing Food Loss and Waste”.  It was produced by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations...

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World Environment Day 2013: Today, June 5
Jun05

World Environment Day 2013: Today, June 5

By The Editors Today we go back to the foodprint:  The World Environment Day (WED) 2013 theme is Think.Eat.Save.  Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, concluded her WED 2013 message by saying: “From production, transport and storage to sales and consumption, we need to stop food waste at every step of the way. Each of us must rethink our eating habits to have an impact throughout the food chain. This is how we will lay the...

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Reducing the Foodprint by Eating Misfits
Jun04

Reducing the Foodprint by Eating Misfits

By The Editors In a previous post, The Foodprint: Eyes on Methane, we talked about the enormous amount of wasted food that ends up in the landfills, where it is decomposed by bacteria under anaerobic conditions (i.e., in the absence of oxygen) and becomes a significant source of methane – a potent greenhouse gas. We concluded the post by saying; “How can we decrease the foodprint?  Composting, composting, composting — However,...

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