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Tips on different ways for growers, distributors, retailers and consumers to reduce food waste and save costs associated with wasted food.

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Walmart's Eden to Save $2 Billion in Food Waste (and how to replicate it)

Walmart's Eden has already saved the business hundreds of millions of dollars since its start in 2017. In fact, in 2018 they predicted it would save them up to $2 billion over the next five years.
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Food Loss and Food Waste: What's the Difference?

We often hear the terms "food waste" and "food loss" flying around, but hear about food waste more. At the time of writing, there were around 10,000 monthly Google searches for “food waste” and only around 200 for “food loss”. But how many of us know what the difference actually is?
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Food Insecurity and Food Waste

As a society, we waste over one-third of all food that is produced. Yet, there are millions of people that are malnourished and don't know when their next meal will be. Throughout this article, we take a look at the complex relationship between food insecurity and food waste by analyzing population data and considering snippets of U.S. history.
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Food Waste Guest Blog: Austin Hirsh of The 2050 Company

Austin Hirsh of The 2050 Company describes the current state of food waste in the world and how he is fighting it with sustainable smoothies.
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5 Ways Food Spectroscopy is Already Used

It may seem like a brand new technology to some, but food spectroscopy has actually been around for a while. Most of the new uses come from how spectrometers measure and analyze data to solve problems. This post details the different ways spectroscopy is already used on food.
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Sustainable Food Systems Q&A | Reducing Food Waste and Improving Supply Chains

We sat down with Alesha Hartley, a sustainable food systems advocate, to talk about the food waste issue, how everyone can help, and the future of the food system.
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Food Donation Programs in the United States

In 2015, 42.2 million individuals, including 13.1 million children, were food insecure in the United States. Additionally, about 40% of food in the U.S. is wasted. We created a map of food donation programs, including statewide food bank associations and some local food banks and pantries, to help find one near you.
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Can You Be Sued for Donating Food?

Food waste is a well-known issue and many of us are contributing to the problem without thinking much of it. However, how is it that 11% of the world's population is hungry and we are tossing out so much food? There is a large disparity and an obvious gap here that must be bridged. Much of this is a result of people worrying they will be sued for donating food.
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OneThird is Officially a Part of Friends of Champions 12.3

OneThird is officially included in the network of Friends of Champions 12.3! Our association with this group focused on achieving United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 is an important step in our journey to help halve global food loss and waste by 2030.

8 of the Coolest Products that Reduce Food Waste

Our buying decisions impact the resulting supply chain actions. Buying products that use ingredients that would otherwise be wasted is a great step to reducing your footprint. We detail eight innovative companies that have tackled the food waste issue head-on and made it tasty by using "upcycled" ingredients.
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Understanding UN SDG 12.3 on Food Loss and Waste

UN SDG 12.3 focuses on global food loss and waste. Food loss pertains to food lost from production up to (but not including) the retail level. Food waste pertains to food lost at retail and consumption levels.
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Understanding the Food Recovery Hierarchy

The EPA created the Food Recovery Hierarchy to help those in the food system prioritize different methods for managing surplus food. Items at the top are higher priority and have the largest socioeconomic benefit, while the items at the bottom are not preferable.