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Sustainable Seafood at Your Grocery Store

Sustainable Seafood at Your Grocery Store | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Policies that support safe and sustainable seafood have taken hold on many fronts, including within national grocery store chains.
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According to the California Academy of Sciences …

“Many species of ocean life are under threat of extinction due to decades of industrial overfishing of the world’s oceans. Making the right food choices will help to ensure ocean health and sustainable seafood harvests. By making sensible seafood choices you can be a part of the solution to the global fisheries crisis.”

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Converting Food Waste to Energy [Video]

Converting Food Waste to Energy [Video] | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Approximately 40 percent of the food we produce in the U.S. goes to waste, and only 5 percent of that waste is being recycled. In other words, there is a lot of room for positive change.
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Five reasons cities should take a leading role on food waste

Five reasons cities should take a leading role on food waste | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Photo: Boonchuay1970/Shutterstock Reported figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on food loss and food waste highlight its importance to the global environment.
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Composting Program | Falls Church, VA - Official Website

Composting Program | Falls Church, VA - Official Website | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Be a more green household! Drop off your compost at the Farmers Market collection station at no charge. https://t.co/7xECAG5Rbf
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France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty
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Since France legislated its ban on supermarkets throwing away food, other countries in the world sat up and took notice. Expect the spread of this thoughtful approach to fighting food waste.

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High Food Prices and Poor Health Give Seniors A Lot to Worry About - Our Food News

High Food Prices and Poor Health Give Seniors A Lot to Worry About - Our Food News | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Less money for food and increasingly poor health are a wicked combination of factors that add up to food insecurity for seniors.
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NELA Food Bank targets childhood hunger - KTAL

NELA Food Bank targets childhood hunger - KTAL | Our Food News | Scoop.it
KTAL NELA Food Bank targets childhood hunger KTAL During 2013, more than 420 students in nine local schools received a back pack every Friday during the school year containing six meals for the weekend through the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana's...
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Without the food banks, children nationwide would be in trouble. Support the food banks!

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French Supermarket Sells Ugly Fail Vegetables to Combat Food Waste - FOODBEAST

French Supermarket Sells Ugly Fail Vegetables to Combat Food Waste - FOODBEAST | Our Food News | Scoop.it
FOODBEAST French Supermarket Sells Ugly Fail Vegetables to Combat Food Waste FOODBEAST As anyone who's ever claimed to love artisan foods can attest to, “ugly” doesn't necessarily mean “bad.” From sloppy carne asada fries to frill-free cups of...
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Senior Food Insecurity Is Growing - Our Food News

Senior Food Insecurity Is Growing - Our Food News | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Food insecurity -- or, put more simply, not knowing where the next meal is coming from -- is a growing problem among senior Americans.
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Managing risks, costs is critical to food sourcing practices - The Strategic Sourceror (blog)

Managing risks, costs is critical to food sourcing practices - The Strategic Sourceror (blog) | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Managing risks, costs is critical to food sourcing practices
The Strategic Sourceror (blog)
Strategic sourcing is a dynamic proposition in any sector, but it can be particularly complex in the food industry.
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Ireland is a world leader in food strategy and waste management. March on!

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Cuts to food stamp programs affecting Houston Food Bank | CW39 ...

Cuts to food stamp programs affecting Houston Food Bank | CW39 ... | Our Food News | Scoop.it
HOUSTON, TX - Recent cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or "SNAP" are causing a rippling effect that is putting pressure on emergency food pantries like the Houston Food Bank. To put things in ...
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If we cut food stamps, somebody/somewhere/somehow has to make up the difference ... but how? A better question is HOW can congress do this and still sleep at night?

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Food banks that churches count on are challenged by rising demand, spoilage ... - Washington Post

Food banks that churches count on are challenged by rising demand, spoilage ... - Washington Post | Our Food News | Scoop.it
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Food banks that churches count on are challenged by rising demand, spoilage ...
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Food banking is no easy feat. These dedicated professionals face a host of challenges in feeding the growing number of Americans who can no longer feed themselves.

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How to waste less food

How to waste less food | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Easy ways to cut down on food waste and save money - up to £50 a month! Tips on storage, shopping, cooking, using leftovers, portion control, fridge quality and composting. (Reduce food waste! Save money!
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These eight steps are simple and effective. Yes, food management takes a little time, but you earn money while doing it. ;-)

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9 startups helping to save 1.3 billion tonnes of wasted food

9 startups helping to save 1.3 billion tonnes of wasted food | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Startups like Olio, Agrilyst and Food Cowboy are reducing the food wasted on the farm, in restaurants and in homes
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The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank fights #hunger and #foodwaste with Partner Pick Up Progrm - Move For Hunger

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has arranged a program called Partner Pick Up, in which partners can rescue food that won’t sell in supermarkets so it can be redistributed to individuals dealing with food insecurity.
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How the hospitality sector is taking on climate change by reducing food waste

How the hospitality sector is taking on climate change by reducing food waste | Our Food News | Scoop.it
By focusing on food waste prevention the hospitality sector can have a positive influence both on its profitability and on the environment.
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The Future of Seafood: Is Wild Catch Going Extinct?

The Future of Seafood: Is Wild Catch Going Extinct? | Our Food News | Scoop.it
On a quiet Wednesday morning in Newport Beach, locals line up at the only fish vendor open mid-week at the Dory Fleet Fish Market: Scott Breneman’s West Caught Fish Company. The vibrant red snapper and shimmering black cod that came in around 3 a.m. lie lifeless on a boat-shaped wooden...
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As reported at OurFoodNews.com, seafood is an increasingly important element in diets worldwide. Policies that support safe and sustainable seafood have taken hold on many fronts, including within national grocery store chains. But will this be enough?

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What Do Food Banks Want? What Can they Accept? - Our Food News

What Do Food Banks Want? What Can they Accept? - Our Food News | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Short answer… first and foremost, MONEY. It doesn’t spoil, rot, or go to waste. Also, because food banks have good buying power, they can usually turn a $10 donation into $40 worth of food, including perishable items that are so difficult to collect (see next item). Second, NON-perishables: baking and cooking supplies (flour, sugar,oil, vanilla), …
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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss? - NPR (blog)

Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss? - NPR (blog) | Our Food News | Scoop.it
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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?
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Sometimes I feel like a broken record at home: "Let's eat the leftovers for dinner, so they don't go to waste,".
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Washington DC passes bill requiring residents to compost trash - WEAR

Washington DC passes bill requiring residents to compost trash - WEAR | Our Food News | Scoop.it
WEAR Washington DC passes bill requiring residents to compost trash WEAR "So DC residents are already required to separate their trash from their recycling, but now they're going to get a third bin and that's be for the compost." "How do you haul...
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What is Food Waste? : Paid From Savings

What is Food Waste? : Paid From Savings | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Consider the massive portions that most restaurants have surprised you with, as if they were presenting your gut with a challenge. Lastly, try to recall how much food you tossed in last week's garbage because it was expired or ...
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Chew on these  and other FOOD WASTE SHOCKERS!

• Around 55 percent of leftovers are left on the table, destined for the trash.

• the amount of food that would feed 2 billion people for an entire year is the amount of food the U.S. wastes in the same 365 day period!

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California Restaurants Must Use Gloves or Utensils to Handle Food - NACS Online

California Restaurants Must Use Gloves or Utensils to Handle Food - NACS Online | Our Food News | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) California Restaurants Must Use Gloves or Utensils to Handle Food NACS Online NEW YORK – California restaurant operators must now use gloves or utensils when handling ready-to-eat foods, part of a change to the...
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Strict new rules for California "food handlers" go into soft roll-out.

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What's recyclable? What's NOT recyclable? - Our Food News

What's recyclable? What's NOT recyclable? - Our Food News | Our Food News | Scoop.it
Figuring out what's recyclable and what's not may be more complicated than you thought. Here's help.
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Use food as shield against allergies - Wonder Woman

Use food as shield against allergies - Wonder Woman | Our Food News | Scoop.it
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Use food as shield against allergies
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Allergies- respiratory like asthma and bronchitis, and skin related problems such as eczema and rash- generally worsen during winter.
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