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When it comes to produce we often reach for the roundest red tomato or the least blemished bunch of bananas, but an Edmonton group wants to change how we look at less-than-perfect food. The Alder Food...
We are living in a time when a cup of coffee is so much more than a cup of coffee. The taste of it is only the tip of the iceberg. Was it ethically and ecologically grown? Were the farmers fairly paid? How was it shipped and packaged? And what do you do with the waste?
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Last week, a team of Malaysian scientists introduced a fermenting bacterium with the ability to protect food without the need for batches. Based on the results of the study, in the future, all that may be needed is a quick spray and the food would be safe from microbial spoilers.
New law makes larger supermarkets sign food donation contracts with charities or risk fines of up to $100,000 or two years in jail.
Food waste in Canada is a serious problem. According to a 2010 study, every year Canadians waste $27 billion worth of food and about 1 in 4 food items are are thrown out without being consumed. It's a...
Sometimes, eating sustainably is difficult, but even if you don't jump into it with both feet, every bit helps. Do what you can afford, what you believe in, and what's easiest for you. In many cases, eating more sustainably means eating cheaper, fresher foods: keep reading to see what you can do.
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Stop the discrimination against fruits and vegetables.
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I asked the produce manager about fruits and vegetables that are merely unattractive, not rotten, and he said that at this particular store, there is no call for such a thing. Turns out, people in upper-class Forest Hill want their apples perfect, not deformed. There is one store in the chain that does sell imperfect produce, but it's in a different neighborhood.
More than $31 billion worth of food is wasted every year in Canada and when energy, water and other resource costs are factored in the true cost could be up to three times that much, a new report sugg...
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It's well-known that billions of dollars of food is wasted each year by Canadians, and a big part of that number comes from stores discarding produce that doesn't fit the standards of food beauty. Tha...
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Earth Day. Like New Year’s, it comes every year on the same day, April 22. For the uninitiated, it’s also the perfect time to begin adopting a few simple resolutions that will help you eat green and h...
As environmentally conscious consumers increasingly demand more sustainable packaging, we are seeing significant innovation in food industry packaging. With that, we see five emerging trends that we expect to continue and grow in coming years.
Every single day we either lose or waste one third of our food -- that's 1.3-billion tonnes a year. Not only could we have fed people with that food but it's an astonishing waste of energy as well. Just think of all the energy that goes into growing, fertilizing, processing and transporting 1.3-billion tonnes of food a year. Harvest Power has a partial solution.
Everyone knows that we eat too much — we're bombarded with warnings about the obesity epidemic every day. But all those extra calories are not only a threat to our waistlines; they're a thre...
Just as we are learning of the new pressures on the demand for food among the marginalized, news broke of the ironic reality that Canadians waste $27 billion worth of food each year. If we broaden the issue out to include the United States, things don't look any better. It appears as though North Americans waste food on a grand scale.
Poor meal planning and a susceptibility to buying in bulk are among the reasons Canadians end up dumping so much edible food in their garbage. "I would say that, in general, people are buying more th...
Canadians are among the world's most well-fed people — so much so that we're wasting billions of dollars worth of edible food a year, mostly coming from our homes, according to a study. The Cut Waste...
Food waste is an enormous problem that costs us money, drives up food prices, depletes environmental resources like water and land, and is just downright unnecessary. But there is hope, my friends. There are tons of ways that you can reduce food waste in the kitchen that will save you time, money and your appetite.