FAO and World Food Law Institute Symposium

The FAO and World Food Law Institute’s symposium on food loss and food waste shared approaches and case studies on how to mitigate these issues.

Hawaii Nonprofit Distributes Valuable Food Aid Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Aloha Harvest, a Hawaii-based nonprofit, is diverting food that would otherwise be wasted to combat food insecurity during COVID-19. Roughly one in five Hawaii residents are food insecure, according to U.S. census data collected in July 2020.  And since the…

After a Sharp Increase, the Rate of Food Waste May Be Slowing

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” Dani discusses the consequences of food waste as well as the people and organizations that are working to combat it.

ColdHubs Is Bringing Solar-Powered Cold Storage to Farmers in Nigeria

50 percent of produce is lost post-harvest in Nigeria. ColdHubs aims to change this through the company’s solar powered coolers.

Second Helping Pilot Program Tests Potential for Domestic App-Based Farm Labor

The Second Helping pilot program by the World Wildlife Fund looks to connect food banks to farm surplus with the help of a new gig-labor force.

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.

Opinion | How An Innovative Grain CSA Encourages Sustainable Food Systems

An innovative model of Community Supported Agriculture tackles the challenges of small-scale organic farming and food loss in Manitoba, Canada.

Opinion | There Are Many Gains to Be Had from Reducing Food Losses

“FAO’s close review of what we know about food loss offers a reminder that there is no one-size-fits-all solution,” says Máximo Torero.

New Report Finds That More Food Is Lost in Fields Than Previously Believed

A new report from Santa Clara University finds that more food is lost in the field than previously determined.

Two Reasons Why Three Billion People Aren’t Getting Adequate Nutrition

Because of high levels of food loss and waste—especially of nutrient-rich, perishable foods—as many as three billion people are consuming low-quality diets that result in micronutrient malnutrition as well as rising levels of obesity.

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