What Is World Food Day & How It Affects You

[1] Beautiful tomatoes that everyone would buy. Compare to the misshapen tomato below, that no one in a first-world country wants to buy (photo courtesy FAO). [2] Misshapen produce, although tasting just like normally attractive produce, is thrown away (photo © U.C. Davis). [3] Fruits with surface blemishes are not acceptable in first world countries,…
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How To Stop Food Waste For Earth Day & Every Day

With so many people going hungry in the U.S. (much less, worldwide), it’s shocking how much food we waste. It’s not just us, the consumers. It’s the whole food chain, from “ugly” produce left to rot in the field, to problems with transportation and storage, to foods thrown out by grocers, foodservice, etc. In fact,…
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RECIPE: Upcycled Food For Earth Day: Carrot Tops To Pesto

April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day reminds people about the worrisome state of our planet, and what each of us can do to help. Earth day reminds companies and individuals to do what they can for a clean environment, and fight the ravages…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Consider Ugly Produce

America wastes enough food each year to feed a hungry country: 63 million tons of it, from the field to processing plant to stores to homes. Every year, American consumers, businesses and farms spends $218 billion a year on food that is thrown away. It’s food that is unharvested or unsold. That’s 1.3% of GDP…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Things To Change On Earth Day (Pick 1)

April 22nd is Earth Day an opportunity to make small changes to our eating habits to contribute to a healthier planet. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 (here’s the history). It led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water Act…
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