food waste


Thousands of Tons of Oranges Might Have to Be Destroyed

Farmers in Tunisia are warning that their bumper orange crop may have to be destroyed if buyers for the fruit cannot be found.
Phoebe Hurst
food waste

Having a Compost Bin Makes You Care Less About Food Waste

A new study suggests compost bins aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
Daisy Meager
food waste

Al Capone and the Short, Confusing History of Expiration Dates

It's been a long and weird road.
Gigen Mammoser

How to Become a Better Eater In 2017

Just add crickets.
Munchies Staff
sustainable seafood

All of This Restaurant's Seafood Is Waste from the World's Biggest Fish Market

The fish is sourced entirely from the 20,000 tons of edible seafood that is thrown out each year due to “imperfections” ranging from scratched skin to discoloration.
Jessica Thompson

Scotland Considers Passing a Law to Ensure a “Right to Food”

Across the Atlantic, Scotland suffers from what a foodbank network manager has called “an epidemic of hunger.” In light of increasing rates of food insecurity, it is considering a move to ensure no Scot goes hungry.
Wyatt Marshall

The British Government Just Rejected a Tax on Disposable Coffee Cups

Environment Minister Therese Coffey has rejected plans for a 5p charge on all takeaway coffee cups, which would have worked in a similar way to the plastic bag tax.
Phoebe Hurst
food waste

Walmart Stores in Canada Found to Be Throwing Out Tons of Perfectly Good Food

Every year, Canada wastes $31 billion worth of food, much of which is retail fruits and vegetables that are just not pretty enough for picky consumers.
Nick Rose

The Government Says Our Halloween Pumpkins Are Destroying the Environment

Rather than focusing on "industry," which is responsible for 91 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, the US Department of Energy is focusing on the waste caused by carving jack-o-lanterns.
Alex Swerdloff

These Zero-Waste Cocktails Are Made with Old Pineapple and Used Coffee Grounds

An average bar throws away up to eight bags of organic waste a night. London bartenders Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage want to change this by reusing cocktail ingredients normally thrown in the bin.
Laura Foster
food waste

A New Website Lets You Buy Buffet Leftovers for Dirt-Cheap

At any “normal” restaurant you might be considered off your rocker if you were to order a scoop of mashed potatoes, a slice of tiramisu, three garlic shrimp, three pieces of California roll, two baby back ribs, and some brisket. But at a buffet, all of...
Hilary Pollack
food waste

How Ugly Emojis Are Helping Fight Food Waste

A Maryland-based start-up has launched the world’s first “ugly” fruit and veg emojis as a way to get consumers used to eating blemished produce.
Phoebe Hurst