This post originally appeared on The Consumer Goods Forum’s blog. Over the last few years, there has been rapid growth in awareness and acknowledgment of the global food waste problem. Numerous reports and research papers provide statistics on the quantity of food – estimated at a third of what is produced for human consumption – that goes… Read more »
This article originally appeared on the Thompson Reuters Foundation and Zilient websites. Despite the central role food plays in all of our lives, we let a great deal of it go to waste. About one-third of all food produced in the world goes uneaten each year – a fact that harms our climate, costs the global economy billions of… Read more »
The exact meaning of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal target on food loss and waste, Target 12.3, is somewhat ambiguous. In response to this ambiguity, this document offers guidance on an appropriately ambitious interpretation of Target 12.3 that could be considered “best practice” for how governments and companies could interpret SDG Target 12.3. Read Pursuing… Read more »
This post first appeared on SpoilerAlert.com. Banana peels. Oversized apples. Mislabeled packaged goods. In different circles, these products might be considered ‘food waste’, yet in others, they might represent a meal or an input for value-added processing. Awareness of the food waste problem has increased tremendously, catalyzing action from the private, public, and civil sectors… Read more »
By Brian Lipinski, WRI The world is finally waking up to its food loss and waste problem. No surprise: about a third of the planet’s food is lost or wasted, at a global cost of nearly a trillion dollars, with a monstrous environmental footprint including land, water, fertilizer and greenhouse gas emissions. This dawning awareness… Read more »
By Liz Goodwin, WRI We are all interested in seeing value for money – whether we are individuals, businesses or government. Now, a new report makes plain the very sound business case for reducing food loss and waste. The figures will turn the head of even the hardest-nosed budget director.