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Your Weekly Food Waste Digest

Last week in food waste:

  1. Over the weekend, Feedback hosted a “Feeding the 5000” in Toronto, feeding 5,000 people with food that would otherwise be wasted. Just in time for Thanksgiving in Canada.

  2. It’s finally here! Wasted! The Story of Food Waste came out on Friday, October 13th. If you’ve already watched the film, but can’t get enough, check out this Q&A with Anthony Bourdain.

  3. Want to extend the shelf life of your strawberries?  FreshPaper is a paper towel product infused with organic spices and botanicals that extend the shelf life of produce.

  4. Austin, Texas is a great example of the complex business of tackling food waste at the city level.

  5. And in Australia, Queensland research shows that on one farm, as much as 84% of tomatoes grown were left on the field.

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Your Weekly Food Waste Digest

Last Week in Food Waste:

  1. On Wednesday, September 20th, at The Rockefeller Foundation, companies a part of the  Champions 12.3 initiative will announce new corporate commitments and efforts to reduce food waste. This cohort of companies is working to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030. 

  2. Food waste has a detrimental impact on wildlife too. That’s why the World Wildlife Fund has spent time working with The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The Rockefeller Foundation and dozens of hotels across the country to start food waste pilot projects. In November they will be releasing a toolkit on food waste reduction for other brands in the hospitality sector.

  3. Feedback has done it again -- hosting the largest ever disco soup in the UK. You can't ever have too much soup, right?

  4. Mushrooms from discarded coffee grounds,  plates made from recycled bags --restaurants and bars use innovative recipes and products to achieve zero waste.

  5. NYC is hosting a restaurant week with a food rescue twist -- aka the Restaurant Rescue Week which will be held from October 9th to October 16th featuring restaurants that donate surplus food to community partners.

  6. And lastly, congrats to Ikea for saving 350,000 meals in the last eight months. Find out how here.