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350 Million Barrels: Why Food Waste Matters

Maggie Hoffman 23 comments

Wasting food means wasting energy. How much? A study published in this month's issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology found out: roughly 350 million barrels of oil. More

The UK's Dumpster-Diving Game Show: 'Ready Steady Skip'

Sarah Wolf 3 comments

Is eating trash about to become cool? The forthcoming British Internet game show Ready Steady Skip, based on the popular TV show Ready Steady Cook, is poised to give dumpster diving some image-boosting publicity. Promoted as "the game show where needlessly wasted food is recovered from the bin and turned into delicious dishes before your very eyes," the full show will be released online in July. In the meantime, enjoy the cheerfully zany trailer, after the jump.... More

Eat Your Leftovers

Sarah Wolf 4 comments

Photograph from Greencolander on Flickr Tired of taking out the trash? The New York Times would like you to know that it's your own damn fault. According to the most recent Week in Review, 27 percent of all food available for consumption in the U.S. ends up in the garbage. That's about a pound a day per person, which amounts to 30 million tons of food waste per year. Not only does this perpetuate the nutritional disparity between America and poorer nations, but as the Times points out, the methane produced by rotting food also contributes to global warming. So instead of dumping your dinner leftovers, get out that Tupperware and save them for lunch. As food prices continue to... More

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