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Viewpoint: We have a food-waste problem, but cutting meat consumption won’t solve it

Most commercial produce is bought and discarded within two days. It can't even be given to food shelters or homeless ...
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‘Sell by’ dates not backed by science, study shows, leading to $32 billion in wasted food every year

.... [T]he lack of regulation, standardization, and general understanding of date labeling on food products (such as “best by” and ...
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Gene editing could yield tastier blackberries and raspberries with longer shelf life

Like your berries? [Biotech startup] Pairwise .... is working to put more options on supermarket shelves. It has partnered with ...
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Many grocery stores are running low on milk, so why are dairy farmers throwing out their supplies?

We are holding our breath waiting for the call that others have received telling them that the milk their farm ...
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Feeding microbes expired bread during fermentation could yield cheaper, more sustainable food

Wine, cheese, yoghurt and bread: all these culinary delights owe their existence to the work of microorganisms like bacteria, yeast, ...
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Wealthy consumers throw out nearly 530 calories per day, study finds, more than double previous food waste estimates

Consumers are likely wasting much more food than commonly believed, according to a study published .... in the open-access journal ...
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This simple technology could help prevent 72,000 tons of food waste every year

Imagine bananas that never go bad. To Aidan Mouat, chief executive of Chicago-based Hazel Technologies, it’s not so far-fetched. His ...
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EPA, USDA, FDA launch food-waste collaboration to help ‘build sustainable agricultural’ system

On October 30, 2019 the leaders of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and U.S. Department ...
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United Nations FAO: 14 percent of food wasted before it reaches consumers

Around 14 percent of global food goes to waste after harvesting and before reaching the retail level, including through on-farm ...
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This indoor farmer wants to turn rural Kentucky into America’s ‘high-tech agriculture capital’

Jonathan Webb’s farm doesn’t look like much: tawny soil stretching to a line of trees, a trailer with a few ...
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Meat company turns 20,000 tons of discarded carrots into animal feed to cut food waste

A West Australian company converting thousands of tons of carrots destined for landfill into animal feed is hoping to produce ...
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Food waste-reducing non-browning Romaine lettuce edges closer to market

The agriculture industry is constantly trying to reduce food waste. To continue that effort, Intrexon Corporation announced it is advancing ...
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‘Circular sustainability’: Beer makers turn booze into bread to combat food waste

The efforts of the beer industry point to significant progress in the battle against food waste ...
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Eliminating food waste requires behavioral changes, but GMOs can help too

Economists show solving the food waste problem is more than a matter of avoiding the trash bin ...