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UN says that if food waste was a country, it’d be the #3 global greenhouse gas emitter

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According to the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global food waste represents more greenhouse gas emissions than any country in the world except for China and the United States. In their report “Food wastage footprint,” the U.N. states that more than 1.3 billion tonnes of food are thrown away each year, representing 3.3 [...]

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America’s ‘Supersized’ Energy Waste

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Each day, the average American household throws away a pound and a half of food. And, while this might not seem like much, but, over the course of a year, these pounds amount to the energy equivalent of throwing 350 million barrels of oil into the trashcan. To put it in perspective, this is about [...]

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Guest Post: Food for thought – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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By Amanda Cuéllar with contributions from Colin Beal The word ‘energy’ usually brings to mind barrels of oil, an electrical outlet, or perhaps a wind turbine. But take a look in your fridge, it is full of energy sources! Although our energy source (plant derived biological molecules) has not changed much since… we started eating, [...]

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Food waste in the land of ‘Man vs Food’

Here is some more food for thought about the modern global food economy. A study recently published by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization found that about one-third of all food produced on the planet is wasted, to the tune of 1.3 billion tons per year. Put another way, planet Earth throws away over 300 [...]

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