UK pig farms have some of the highest welfare standards in the world.
Converting food waste to animal feed – or reducing it altogether by supermarkets working with farmers – could save millions of tonnes of food from being discarded. It could also help raise animal welfare standards.
New processed food products might contain what would otherwise be waste from other foods.
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The cost of food that gets trashed anywhere between the farm and your plate is hundreds of billions of dollars a year in just the US. But a lot can be salvaged as ingredients for other food products.
An Ontario pilot project showcases a circular food model that results in delicious food produced via regenerative agriculture practices.
There are many hard lessons learned from the pandemic; one is that our food system needs a serious reboot. Luckily, we need only look to nature’s cycles for clues on how to fix it.
With more people composting due to environmental concerns or council programs, they need to know how to do it right.
Buddhist literature is used for teaching children about environmental issues in Taiwan.
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Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
Compost awaiting distribution at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s Rancho Las Virgenes compost facility, Calabasas, Calif.
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Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into compost improves soil, making it easier for people to grow their own food. City composting programs spread those benefits more widely.
Rubbish piling up in Bristol, March 31 2020.
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Lockdown has exposed real problems with the circular economy which urgently need to be addressed.
Even on 'Mars', humans waste food. And some types of food are more likely to end up in the bin than others.
Garbage in New York’s subway system offers easy meals for rats.
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Climate change, globalization and concerns about rat poison soon could drive rat infestations to levels not seen in centuries. One way to curb them is getting humans to stop wasting food.
Indonesia’s target to be waste-free by 2035 needs to include food waste from households.
Waste-free by 2035 in Indonesia is doable through three strategies to reduce food waste.
Melbourne is one Australian city that’s moving to improve its waste management and reduce its reliance on trucks to collect waste.
Cities around the world are struggling to manage their mountains of waste. We can use the Internet of Things for smart waste systems that collect, sort, reuse and recycle most of what is thrown out.
Household actions lead to changes in collective behaviour and are an essential part of social movements.
Households generate a large share of national greenhouse gas emissions and can take steps to reduce them.
Research shows that the average Canadian household generates about three kilograms (or almost six pounds) of avoidable food waste per week.
The nutritional, financial and environmental cost of an average family's weekly food waste is shocking. It equates to five adult meals, 143 showers, $18 and 23 kg of CO2.
South Africa’s agriculture and food production industries are exempt from the carbon tax - for now.
South Africa's recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it's necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.
Business minds using up leftovers.
The food system urgently needs to be redesigned if we are to avoid crisis.
Waitrose's trial of packaging-free products in one of its stores is welcome news, but its just the start of what supermarkets should be doing to address the climate and ecological crises.
Food waste could be worse than plastic when it comes to harming the environment.
Giving food that would otherwise go to landfill to hungry people does little to ensure the well-being of Canadians who are food insecure.
Reducing food waste by feeding hungry Canadians is a simplistic solution that is deeply problematic and morally distressing.
Volunteers prepare food parcels for vulnerable individuals and families at the Black Country Food Bank.
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Food banks should not be "normal" and yet they are rapidly becoming an accepted substitute for welfare in the UK.