Food Waste

Assignment Editor, Planet Forward
Brett Reinford and his family use a methane digester on their farm in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania to reduce food waste and generate power. 

Ambitions for a carbon-free impact and few emissions: At eco-town Kalu Yala, members of the community live as sparingly as possible, using what they can from the environment around them while replenishing what they can. (Candace Butera/Medill)

Northwestern University
Through a scientific process that seems almost magical, the creation of biochar takes you a step closer to reducing your carbon footprint. But this technique has a history that dates back further than you might think.

Thousands of sea turtles are killed by fishing nets each year.

The George Washington University
Bycatch, a topic you are not likely to hear in discussions of wasted food, is the non-target marine wildlife that is caught in fishing nets or on fishing lines and is then discarded either at sea or at port.
Food Waste PSA
Food Waste PSA
GW
This video shows how we can cut down on our food waste. 
Fighting food waste with Food Forward
George Washington University
Southern California produces a sizable country of the nation's produce, yet the community has a sizable proportion of its residents who are food insecure; Food Forward is a new NGO that recovers and redistributes food to hunger relief organizations... Read More
Miriam's Kitchen is changing soup kitchen culture.
Miriam's Kitchen is changing soup kitchen culture.
The George Washington University
Soup Kitchens traditionally just feed their guests, but Miriam's Kitchen has taken significant steps in helping the homeless beyond just food.
The Leafy Green Machine could revolutionize farming.
The Leafy Green Machine could revolutionize farming.
George Washington University
The Leafy Green Machine could revolutionize the future of farming.
Food Recovery Network at UMD, College Park
Food Recovery Network at UMD, College Park
The Food Recovery Network saves food that cafeterias throw out by packaging the leftovers each night and delivering them to shelters.
George Washington University
Hungry Harvest is an organization that seeks to solve the problem of food insecurity with the opposing problem of food waste.
The George Washington University
Our fall Planet Forward Salon brought food expert and NPR correspondent Allison Aubrey to George Washington University to discuss methods of "Telling the Story of Wasted Food."

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