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Food Waste

Reduce, reuse, recyle: Chowhounds discuss clever ways to cut down on food waste. Share your thoughts and debate the news-worthy points of the topic.

Apple Cores: Not Just for the Compost Bin

What’s not to love about an orchard-fresh apple on a crisp autumn day? For many people, it’s the core, which often finds itself on the fast track to the trash. But did you know that you can use apple...
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Throwing away meat used to flavor greens

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by Boleslaw 9 days ago

I made collard greens with flap meat from spare ribs and with sausage. The greens taste good and the stock tastes great. The sausage pieces and the pork pieces are still good to eat, but they ha...

The Big Fish Series (online): Can you eat the whole fish?

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by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

‘Can you eat the whole fish?’ is the second seminar of the second series co-hosted with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice on 19th January 12:00-13:00 (GMT). Register here: https://stir-ac-uk.zoom...

Lomi Product Recommendation

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by olunia 2 months ago

Has anyone tried the Lomi compost product and does it really work? For those who are unfamiliar with the product, I've provided a link to the website: https://pela.earth/lomi?gclid=Cj0KCQiA47GN...

From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Over one-third of the food produced in the United States is never eaten, wasting the resources used to produce it and creating a myriad of environmental impacts. Food waste is the single most comm...

Master Gardeners' "Harvest for Neighbors" Project

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

From the University of California Master Gardeners ..."One of our goals for this program is to encourage our neighbors who have gardens, to plant *one extra row* in their gardens, and to harvest th...

Why it's so hard to recycle coffee cups

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Disposable coffee cups, milk cartons, takeout boxes, and other food packaging has a plastic lining to make sure liquids and oils don’t seep through. But most recycling systems in the U.S. a...

Just Eat It: Documentary & Panel Discussion, 10/16

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Please join the Office of Sustainability at the University of California, Merced for a panel discussion with producer Jen Rustemeyer from the documentary film, 'Just Eat It'. The event will be hel...

French Consumers Urged to Eat More Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Consumers in France have been spending more on staples and pre-packaged cheese during the COVID-19 crisis, and have shunned many traditional cheeses from smaller makers, according to the Ce...

Urgent Need for Volunteers at Food Banks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On Monday the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank sent out an urgent call for volunteers: "Volunteer in the Warehouse Urgent Need More than a third of our March volunteers have cancelled — that is 1,5...

Inside the Mother of All Food Rescues at the Super Bowl

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Over the previous three days, she had directed a team of volunteers to collect about 35,000 pounds of food from the Hard Rock stadium in Miami. Leading up to the Super Bowl, volunteers had ...

How to reduce food waste this holiday season

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"This holiday season, avoid tossing food in the trash by taking these steps: • Try not to over prepare food; instead try to prepare “just enough.” • Encourage friends and family to take...

New California law makes it legal to cook up roadkill — and aims to save lives

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Archuleta’s bill mandates a pilot program to track wildlife collisions in three parts of the state, which have yet to be determined. By Jan. 1, 2022, the California Fish and Game Commission...

Bipartisan bill on food expiration labels could cut many tons of food waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . That would help reduce the staggering amount of safe-to-eat food that ends up in landfills. According to a June report by the Government Accountability Office, between 30 and 40 percent of ...

5 Ways to Host a More Environmentally Friendly BBQ

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . The biggest impact of the cookout, and easiest thing to adjust, is the food. Visit the Farmers’ Market ... Less Meat but better Meat ... Food Waste-free Cookout . . . "

Can I bury my kitchen waste in the garden rather than composting in a bin?

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by janniecooks 12 years ago

It's difficult to keep the compost pile wet enough to produce good hot compost - the heat and the sun in Florida dries it out too quickly. And the raised beds provide too much square footage to pl...

Edible Carving: How 3D printers Could Create Your Next Meal

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

" . . . 3D food printing has found itself at the forefront of digitally printed objects. Currently, confectioneries around the world are using 3D printers to produce vibrant layers of candy. The cu...

What to do with a hardened gluten-free pasta salad?

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by garmonboozia 3 years ago

Hi guys! I made an abundance of delicious Wegmans brand gluten-free penne salad last night, but the pasta has since hardened to a rock upon refrigeration. The salad contains Genoa salami, red onion...

How do you use sweetened almond milk?

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by sommom22 4 years ago

DH came home from Costco with three half-gallons of Silk organic sweetened almond milk. I have been using unsweetened Trader Joe's or Pacific on cereal. I do NOT like the Silk. It's too sweet an...

Food Waste Survey

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by MunEDS1 4 years ago

I am a college student doing a research paper on food waste. It is a very real issue and there are many simple things we could do to reduce the overall waste we accumulate throughout years. I would...

Wedding Halls - Food Waste

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by jhopp217 9 years ago

I have really been getting on people about food waste lately. I was at a wedding last night and everything was amazing, but I noticed that at the end of cocktail hour each station was loaded with ...