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gaelan76

Should Food Waste Be Banned from Landfills? · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader - 0 views

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    if we banned food waste from landfills, the united states would lower the methane gas that is produced from the food waste. if we keep the landfills the methane gases would increase.
leonel lopez

How Bad Is Food Waste In America? - 0 views

  • According to a government study, an estimated 27 percent of food is available for consumption out of the tons that ended up in the landfill
  • 1997 on food waste and determined 96.4 billion pounds of the 356 billion pounds of edible food
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    In this page the author from our book, American Wasteland, its mentioned and some statistics from our book. Its pretty similar to the things that we are studying and seen before. The waste of food on restaurants, supermarkets, etc.
claudecollopylee

Food waste in other countrys UK Food Waste Facts & Statistics | Love Food Hate Waste - 0 views

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    a web site in UK regarding food waste . The web site gives facts about food waste in the UK and how to prevent. Per the website 50%4 of the food thrown away in the UK comes from homes ( aroundthat 7.2 million tons of food waste from the home)
Ashley Bussey

The Eight Biggest Myths about Sustainability in Business | GreenBiz.com - 0 views

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    There are misconceptions about csots and benefits. Research that had been done shoes that a lot of companies, large and small, have been reluctant to pursue environmental sustainability. One myth is that there is no profit from sustainability initiatives. And companies that have taken the initiative are profiting from it.
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    Good information on the misconceptions that many business companies think they know about. This is a great choice and only if more business companies knew about it.
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    great choice, very helpfull.
Louise Gumabon

Dumpster diving to live off America's food waste | PRI.ORG - 0 views

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    This is an article about a man who finds edible food in dumpsters and even feeds it to his family. Grocery stores throw away goods that are far away from being expired. You could also watch a short video about it.
ashcam

Discussion 4: Diigo/Sustainability - 26 views

Erick you're right but how do we do that? In the video we watched cutting carbon emissions by 80 percent seem to be the number one suggestion. but the UN decided on doing that in a longer time sp...

sustainability food waste discussion environment

Yin Hongsarmon

Wasting The Food That Feeds You - 0 views

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    Timothy Jones, a food waste studier, explained on the news that the total of food waste in the U.S was $155, $55 billion from household, $45 billion from restaurants and $35 billion from farm. He added, American family should cut down the expenses for grocery because most of the family bought food and don't eat them.
Yin Hongsarmon

From Farm to Landfill: World Food Waste/ Food Tank - 0 views

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    Wealthy countries wasted food because they tended to buy too much of it. Nevertheless, some countries were making this situation more seriously to reduce food waste at the consumer level in markets.
Yin Hongsarmon

In U.S., food is wasted from farm to fork - Washington Post - 0 views

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    As the writer explained, we are throwing food away up to 40 percent every year, 10 times as much as Southeast Asia, and up to 50 percent from the 1970s. As the result, people are buying food unawareness or the fast food.
gaelan76

Wasted Food - Science Updates - Science NetLinks - 0 views

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    the journey from the farm to the store to the dinner table, nearly half of America's food never gets eaten. most households throw away about 50 billion dollars' worth of food each year.
Ashley Bussey

Moldy matters: How wasted food is destroying the environment - CNN.com - 0 views

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    Food waste ranges from 25 - 75 percent, depending on the food type, that amounts to 1.3 tons of edible food that's tossed each year. The food industry creates up to 30% of the world's annual carbon emissions. That's not it, it creates more emissions once it's discarded to landfills.
Erick Alderete

The Big Waste : Food Network Specials : Food Network - 0 views

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    First class chefs Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Anne Burrell and Alex Guarnaschelli tackle one of the most massive problems in food today - waste! Divided into two teams, with only 48 hours on the clock, they are challenged to create a multi course gourmet banquet worthy of their great reputations, but with a big twist; they can only use food that is on its way to the trash.
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    This websites show a video of four chefs who are given the challenge of making a meal from food that was going the be thrown away.
Erick Alderete

Food waste a growing American problem - SFGate - 0 views

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    This article talks about how Americans waste so much food from the grocery stores to restaurants and they still think of something else that is going to hurt their pockets.
Sarah Chavez

Discovery Channel :: News :: Food Waste Epidemic in America - 0 views

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    This article is from 2004. It states that durig an "extensive" 8 year study they found that $75 billion of food waste is being tossed out each year. It also states that if Americans knew how to use food more "wisely", and buy more "wisely" they wouldn't waste so much of it. They suggest freezing leftovers to save them and eat them later.
maria buelna

A War Against Wasted Food - 1 views

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    How habbits will be hard to break and will take time. Followed by wasting habbits and how they affect us.
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    Should be interesting!
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    Just as much we try hard to recycle paper, organizations are trying to do the same by helping food not being wasted. They are forming donations to food banks for the undernourished.
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    Most foods are thrown away while still being fully edible because of cosmetic blemishes or overstocking. Food industry alliance are planning a 3 year initiative to reduce the tremendous amount of food waste. The environmental consequences are endless.
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    The Grocery Manufacturers Association is conducting a plan to donate more food instead of throwing it away. They are being financed by the Food Marketing Institute to help with transportation and the restoration of food. They will begin by conducting surveys in regards to why the food is being thrown out in the first place then act on their findings.
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    According to the most recent available statistics, more than 30 million tons of food was dumped in landfills in 2009, making food by far the most abundant material there by weight, the federal Environmental Protection Agency says. (That calculation excludes industrial, construction and hazardous waste.) This amounts roughly to 200 pounds a year for every man, woman and child in the United States.
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    Currently 50 million households suffer from food insecurity, meaning that family members cannot always meet their basic food needs. .
Christina Mattson

Supermarket food waste to power renewable energy instead of tackling food poverty - The Ecologist - 2 views

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    How a super Market gives food it can no longer use to a resterant. From there the resterant will create a menu. Every day there is a new menu From food that is still good but not possible to sell.
Veronica Guzman

Pumpkin Power: Turning Food Waste into Energy | Department of Energy - 0 views

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    This article discusses about using energy from discarded pumpkins from halloween. They are also creating energy for plants such as, biofuel, biopower and other products.
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    This would be AMAZING if we were able to use our waste to provide energy for the world. It would be a win win situation. Since they are already trying it out maybe this will go nationwide.
Christian Castanon

Quest Recycling Services, LLC - 0 views

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    Quest Recycling Services is a company that not only recycles food waste from piling in landfills, but reduces it by feeding it to animals and uses it as energy. They recycle everything in the five food groups.
Aissata Traore

How That Food You Throw Out Is Linked To Global Warming : The Salt : NPR - 0 views

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    The food waste is related to the global warming because the decomposing material from the food destroy the landfill. Also, in this article the auther tell us to avoid wasting food...
Luis Gomez

Green Choices - 0 views

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    This website gives information from the start of food waste and shows many ways on how to reduce it. Steps to save money by cutting back on what you really need to buy.
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