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Hungry Harvest Aims to Reduce Waste By Rescuing Ugly Fruits

February 13, 2017  by Philabundance

February 10, 2017, 1:15 PM By Jan Carabeo PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–It’s called ugly produce, and a lot of the time it ends up in the garbage even though it’s perfectly good to eat. But now, one company is rescuing ugly fruits and vegetables with the goal of reducing waste and feeding the ...

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Initiative seeks solutions to turn food waste into jobs and revenue

December 14, 2016  by Amanda White

Every year the country spends $218 billion growing, processing and transporting more than 60 million tons of food that’s never eaten, according to ReFED, a collaboration of business, nonprofit, foundation and government leaders committed to reducing food waste in the United States. On average, every person wastes 400 pounds of ...

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App Wants To Send DNC’s 50,000 Attendees’ Leftovers To Those In Need

July 25, 2016  by Amanda White

The City of Brotherly Love indeed. Philadelphia’s hunger-fighting organizations have teamed up to develop an app that makes donating leftover food from the Democratic National Convention to those in need a piece of cake. The app, called Food Connect, helps match restaurants, hotels, caterers and other local companies with excess food with ...

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Uber for leftovers: This app aims to eliminate DNC food waste in Philly

July 18, 2016  by Amanda White

When Pope Francis came to town and disrupted the city’s normal flow, restaurants all over Philly were stuck holding tons of uneaten food. Many didn’t know what to do with it — they didn’t want it to go to waste, but also didn’t have room to keep it fresh and ...

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One Step Away: Combating Food Waste Globally, Nationally, and in Philadelphia

August 12, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

In June, Tesco, the largest chain of grocery stores in the United Kingdom, announced it would donate all of its unsold food to charity in an effort to reduce waste. In a statistical analysis of its own practices, the company revealed that it threw away 55,400 tons of food in the ...

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4 Ways to Fight Food Waste with John Oliver

July 20, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

Regardless of your political party, personal beliefs or musical preferences, last night comedian and late-night TV show host John Oliver shined his satirical spotlight on an undeniable issue in our country: food waste. We’ve tailored Oliver’s tips to help you fight hunger and food waste right here in the Delaware Valley: “Resolving ...

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Get out and Glean!

July 2, 2013  by 

Gleaning is the practice of gathering leftover crops from a farmer’s field after their first harvest. The term dates back to the Bible, which instructed farmers to leave the corners of their fields unharvested to let “widows and peasants” come through to pick their own crops. Gleaning might be one ...

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