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Ugly fruits and vegetables: why you have to learn to love them

Ugly fruits and vegetables: why you have to learn to love them

23-11-2016 | King-sized kiwis, curvy squash and smaller-than-usual apples and limes. That was the “ugly” produce count in boxes of fruits and vegetables Deborah Levine recently received at her home in the San Francisco Bay Area. While most of the ...

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KEY INTERVIEW: Turning Unsold Loaves of Bread into Cakes and Cookies

KEY INTERVIEW: Turning Unsold Loaves of Bread into Cakes and Cookies

In the Netherlands, tens of millions of loaves of breads are returned to bakeries every year. These unsold loaves are mostly processed into animal feed, but what if there was another use for them – as an ingredient for cakes ...

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REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest launched

REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest launched

Food waste innovators wanted! REFRESH, a European project on food waste, has launched its Food Waste Solution Contest and is looking for the freshest ideas to tackle food waste across Europe. The contest aims to highlight and support solutions to food ...

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UK Parliament considers legislation to ban food waste in Britain

UK Parliament considers legislation to ban food waste in Britain

20-09-2016 | The UK Parliament is considering legislation to ban people from wasting food in Britain. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee has received submissions from industry players, including farmers and consumer groups, on whether laws should be introduced ...

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Asda becomes first supermarket to show customer food waste savings

Asda becomes first supermarket to show customer food waste savings

19-07-2016 | Asda has today revealed that the the multi-channel initiative created in partnership with the University of Leeds is the first UK supermarket campaign to prove food waste savings for customers. The retailer revealed that positive behaviour change was driven ...

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First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced

First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced

Key points: New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organizations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it ...

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Supermarkets pledge to cut food and drink waste by 20% by 2025

Supermarkets pledge to cut food and drink waste by 20% by 2025

15-03-2016 | Britain’s leading supermarkets have pledged to drive down food and drink waste by a fifth within the next decade. Retailers including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons are backing a voluntary agreement, which also targets a 20% reduction in ...

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Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source

Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source

15-03-2016 | Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering an unsaleable overabundance and/or producing knobbly fruit and veg that gets devalued on aesthetic grounds. But what happens when you throw a ...

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