Over one billion tons of food is wasted every year. The Food and Agriculture Organization also estimates that in developing countries, up to 40% of total food produced can be lost before it even reaches market. As such, implementing methods of safely storing and transporting food is crucial for being able to continue to feed the planet.
With the exception of stabilizing the stratospheric ozone layer, since 1992, “humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse,” the study says.
November 7, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, Mass., and more than 1,700 independent scientists penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity,” which called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required if vast human misery is to be avoided.”
The FWRA represents three major sectors of the supply chain—food manufacturing, retail and restaurant and foodservice.
October 31, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Washington, D.C., announced a new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), Arlington, Va., to formalize industry education and outreach efforts.
54% of consumers say it’s at least somewhat important that the products they buy be produced in an environmentally sustainable way.
September 18, 2019
Environmental sustainability and food waste are top of mind for many consumers, but there are sharp differences of beliefs and behaviors between different groups, according to a new pair of surveys by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, Washington, D.C.
TERRA collaborators hope to test more specialized applications and products in high-tech, biodegradable packaging or generating edible ingredients from air’s upcycled carbon dioxide, among other innovations.
September 9, 2019
The Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator program and its founding partners RocketSpace, San Francisco, and Rabobank, New York, partnered with 13 innovative food and ag startups to kick off its fourth cohort.
Kroger's food waste generated by retail stores decreased 9%, reducing both food waste and the greenhouse gases resulting from it.
August 13, 2019
The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, announced the company's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste efforts reduced its supermarket food waste footprint (the overall food waste it produced) by 9% in 2018, as outlined in its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report.
To tackle hunger, the collaborative uses state-of-the-art technology and optimizes supply chain logistics to offer growers, shippers and wholesalers an outlet to address large-scale quantities of surplus produce.
June 12, 2019
Feeding America, Chicago; Feeding Texas, Austin, Texas; and the Collaborative for Fresh Produce, Richardson, Texas, partnered to address hunger and food waste in the Southwest and develop a regional model that can be scaled nationally.