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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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.
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What is Dynamic Routing and How Does it Work for Fresh Produce?

Dynamic routing involves determining the best route for something based on the current set of conditions. In the food supply chain, an example would be sending fresh produce to retailer sites based on the expected shelf life of the produce. This ensures that the food nearest to expiration goes to the closest stores and spends the least time in transportation until it is on the shelf.
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11 Methods to Reduce Food Waste for Retailers and Distributors

Reducing food waste is an important initiative for retailers and distributors because of the socioeconomic and environmental benefits it provides. However, it can be easy to get lost in all of the solutions available. This post is to provide 11 methods to reduce food waste and the order of importance in doing so.