Food Loss and Waste: A Quick Guide to Understanding the FLW Standard

Read the full post at Spoiler Alert. Banana peels. Oversized apples. Mislabeled packaged goods. In different circles, these products might be considered ‘food waste’, yet in others, they might represent a meal or an input for value-added processing. Awareness of the food waste problem has increased tremendously, catalyzing action from the private, public, and civil …

Study: Price and appearance are top barriers to produce purchases

Read the full story in Food Dive. In a recent survey, more than half of produce buyers said that price remained a top barrier to purchasing fruits and vegetables, according to a release from survey leads Category Partners and Beacon Research Solutions. The survey, taken by 4,000 shoppers in June, also found “poor appearance/quality/color” and …

Study: Food scrap recycling can work in cities of any size, though PAYT helps

Read the full story at Waste Dive. The financial and logistical challenges of starting a food scrap diversion program can seem daunting for smaller cities. A newly published study from MIT shows that no one characteristic is a prerequisite for taking the leap. The study, published in the October 2017 edition of the journal Resources, Conservation …

Here’s How We Solve Our Food Waste Problem

Read the full story in Forbes. Food waste is getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. No matter how you slice it, the statistics are downright alarming. The world produces 17% more food than it did 30 years ago, yet almost half of it never reaches our bellies. In a way, it’s a …

Chemical companies have already released 1 million pounds of extra air pollutants, thanks to Harvey

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Oil refineries and chemical plants across the Texas Gulf Coast released more than 1 million pounds of dangerous air pollutants in the week after Harvey struck, according to public regulatory filings aggregated by the Center for Biological Diversity.

Coastal Cities Are Increasingly Vulnerable, and So Is the Economy that Relies on Them

Read the full story in the Harvard Business Review. There was a time a decade or two ago when society could have made a choice to write off our massive investment in a fossil fuel-based economy and begin a policy driven shift towards a cleaner renewable infrastructure that could have forestalled the worst effects of …