Trash or treasure? Some birds rely heavily on landfill to supplement their diet.
AAP Image/Tony Phillips
Well-intended efforts to reduce food waste could threaten some birds and animal species, a new paper has warned.
Bad for you, bad for the environment.
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In a warming world with a growing population and dwindling resources, we can no longer afford to eat food that's bad for both our health and the environment.
Accustomed to abundant, convenient food supplies, Australians have a complacent attitude to urban food security.
The draft agenda for the UN urban development conference in Quito neglects the food systems on which the wellbeing of the world's 4 billion city dwellers depends.
Millions of tonnes of food go into landfill each year.
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Australians send about 4 million tonnes of food waste to landfill each year – but what if we could use it for other purposes?
When does it all become dangerous to eat?
Congress is considering new legislation to unify and clarify what all those "use by," "sell by," "best by" dates on foods really mean. Here's the (limited) science behind how those dates get set.
Wasting food, wasting the earth.
Feeding Melbourne generates over 900,000 tonnes of edible food waste every year, enough to feed more than 2 million people.
Waste not want not.
Hull City Council claims poor recycling habits are costing it £50,000 a month, so now they're taking action by removing resident's bins.
Eating more frozen food could help us reduce waste, beat the obesity epidemic and have more money in our pockets – what's not to like.
“Ugly” food campaigns will not solve food wastage.
Major food retailers say they are aiming for zero food waste - but are transferring the costs onto not-for-profit groups and suppliers.
A dumpster is fair game for scavenging.
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Dumpster diving: a way to recycle and reduce food waste.
Let’s face it, your fridge looks nothing like this.
Almost everyone wants to throw out less food. The good news is that even something as simple as organising your fridge into zones for different food types can stop your bin filling up.
Waste not, want not.
US Department of Agriculture
There's a crackdown happening in food waste but we also need to ensure it's safe.
“All we want is the chance to go to a supermarket.”
Cheap "ugly food" campaigns in supermarkets have been criticised as not really helping to cut food waste. But they do, by ensuring that more of what farmers grow actually makes it into the shops.
The warty pumpkin: beautiful on the inside.
Circleville Pumpkin Show/Flickr
Convincing people to love ugly food makes sense for farmers and retailers, but will shoppers buy it?
The Western Treatment Plant in Werribee, Victoria, largely powers itself using biogas – a by-product of sewage treatment.
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Could what we flush down the toilet be used to power our homes? Thanks to biogas technology, Australia’s relationship with organic waste – human and animal excreta, plant scraps and food-processing waste…
They all taste the same once they’re mashed.
The battle to reduce food waste and increase access to nutritious food just got a whole lot cheaper and uglier in Australia. In early December, Woolworths launched its “odd bunch” campaign, becoming the…
If you don’t finish it the ants will.
New York is one of many cities whose mythical allure claims that the streets are paved with gold. Sadly, you are more likely to be treading on – or at least wading through – the remains of burgers, hot…
Nearly a third of all the food produced in the world is lost or wasted, according to the UN’s World Resources Institute. If we convert this mass into calories, it constitutes nearly a quarter of all food…
New research has revealed Australian households are responsible for more than half of Australia’s total food waste, with…
You’ve bin caught.
On the night of 25 October 2013, Paul May, James Chan and William James were arrested for taking food out of the bins at an Iceland store in Kentish Town. Iceland denied they had called the police or sought…