Food Waste

Social and Environmental Justice Activists React to EU Farm to Fork Strategy

The EU’s new Farm to Fork strategy marks a turning point in climate change legislation, setting forth principles to alleviate the environmental and social impacts of food production and food consumption

With US$3+ Million in Grants, ReFED’s COVID-19 Fund is Saving Food Waste and Feeding People

ReFED’s COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund has awarded grants to over two dozen organizations, which collectively aim to save 50 million pounds of food over the next 90 days—enough for 41.5 million meals.

New on the Podcast: Emily Broad Leib and Doug O’Brien Talk International Food Donation, and Chef Pierre Thiam Calls for Fonio on American Tables

On Food Talk Live: Dani talks with the creators of the new Global Food Donation Policy Atlas about mapping food donation and waste. Then, chef Pierre Thiam introduces the ancient African grain fonio and its potential to fight food insecurity and climate change.

New on the Podcast: Amy Senter on Leading Corporate Sustainability Strategy and Karen Lehman on Effective Ways to Fund Local Food Systems

According to Kellogg’s Amy Senter, the company is driving positive change in the food system through its commitment to a more sustainable supply chain. Fresh Taste director Karen Lehman describes her food system work and connecting large foundations with local communities, food producers and businesses.

Brooklyn Nonprofit Rethinks Food Waste to Feed New Yorkers During COVID-19

Rethink Food, a nonprofit that reduces and reuses excess food from restaurants and grocery stores, launched several emergency programs to create jobs and distribute meals to people in need.

Marc Oshima on Innovations in Urban Vertical Farming and Frida Herrera-Endinjok on Nutrition Justice

According to AeroFarms co-founder and CMO Marc Oshima, vertical farming and aeroponics can help slow climate change and support community food security. Later, student activist and master gardener Frida Herrera-Endinjok describes her approach to nutrition justice: building urban gardens and fighting food waste.

With Oprah and Katy Perry as Investors, Apeel Sciences Raises Millions To Fight Food Waste

Apeel Sciences creates a protective layer that keeps fruits and vegetables fresh longer and prevents waste. The funding will be used in part to expand Apeel as a replacement for cold-chain infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America.

Upcycled Food Is Officially Defined, With a Goal of Paving the Way for Industry Food-Waste Reduction

Upcycled foods “use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment,” according to the new definition.

New on the Podcast: Dr. Maureen Miruka Discusses Women and Agriculture and Roger Thurow Talks Global Food Insecurity Amid American Abundance

Dr. Maureen Miruka discusses women and agriculture. Roger Thurow talks about global food insecurity amid American abundance

Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen Talks #ChefsForAmerica

Nate Mook talks restaurants serving meals to people in need during COVID-19.