15/01/2013 - In Austria, freeganism – the practice of reclaiming and eating food that has been discarded – has hit mainstream media through a new reality cooking show, “Waste Cooking”.

Show director David Gross, after being shocked by the food waste he encountered when he first did a “dumpster dive” in January 2012, felt that more people need to understand the consequences of Austria throwing away around 105,000 tons of edible food each year. Therefore, he gathered a group of activists and artists, and started the idea of a reality show on dumpster divin...

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18/12/2012 - The need for proper nutrition is among the most primal.  Yet in the USA as just one example, one in seven homes and one in five children in the United States are labelled as food insecure.

At the same time, food waste is also epidemic.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States throws out 40 percent of its food every year. This amounts to $165 billion in food waste every year.

Enter Darden Restaurants, which is addressing food insecurity...

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13/12/2012 - In a city which has a reputation for excess, including sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffets, one restaurant in Dubai is trying to promote moderation and reduce food waste by implementing a pay-by-weight model. Customers in the Gramo restaurant can choose from the à la carte service as well as a buffet where the pay-by-weight model is employed.

The idea is that, contrary to other all-you-can-eat style restaurants in Dubai, customers will be more careful with the amount of food they select in order to avoid paying for what they don’t end up eating. The mo...

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