Food Waste

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George Washington University
Food waste is a social, economic and environmental triple-threat, bearing serious impacts on the way we live.

Fruitcycle diverts landfill-bound fruits and vegetables and turns them into snacks. (Screenshot from Fruitcycle website.)

George Washington University
D.C. may be a great hub for good food, but it’s also a huge hub for food waste.

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The American Word
Composting is simply nature’s way of breaking down organic waste, relying on microorganisms in the waste to help in the decaying process.
The George Washington University
A video concerning local DC company Fat Worm Compost.        
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The ESF/SU Food Recovery Network not only reduces food waste and feed the community, but it brings two colleges together, where they normally wouldn't interact.

(Photo by Sabrina Dorow)

Indiana University
Food beauty standards cause consumers and supermarkets to have unrealistic expectations when it comes to how fruit and vegetables look.
Food Loss Where We Can Least Afford It
George Washington University
One third of our food is lost from farm to table in developing countries. Can you believe that about one in nine people are starving, according to the World Food Programme?
University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism
I researched the composting program at Ole Miss, and I interviewed Kendall McDonald, a post-baccalaureate fellow in the Office of Sustainability.

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George Washington University
Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader Ayse Muratoglu begins her series on how food waste is a critical issue in food sustainability.
Composting food waste at American University

From the hallways of AU: An orange compost bin found at the front of a line of waste bins. (Photo courtesy of Owain James/The Eagle)

American University
Composting should begin again in April, but will only continue if waste is perfectly sorted.

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