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Harvard conference: food waste measurement in focus

By Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention.  //  July 31, 2018

 

US Food Waste Summit, panel on Measurement of Food Waste. Panelists from left to right: Andrew Shakman, LeanPath, Inc.  |  Nell Fry, Sodexo  |  Kai Robertson, World Resources Institute  |  Alison Grantham, Blue Apron  |  Lisa Johnson, North Carolina State University  |  Jackie Suggitt, ReFED 

LeanPath recently returned from the US Food Waste Summit in Cambridge, MA, a powerful event led by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and ReFED which brought together leaders from all over the globe to focus on solutions to the food waste challenge.

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How IKEA Lyssach cut food waste 45%

By Sam Smith, Director of Marketing  //  July 23, 2018

IKEA Lyssach, in northern Switzerland, serves 6,000 to 8,000 meals in a six-day work week. For the past year, it has been tracking food waste with LeanPath at its restaurant, co-worker restaurant, bistro and Swedish Food Market. The food waste data has driven targeted prevention strategies that brought a 50% reduction in food waste cost and a 45% reduction food waste weight in one year.

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LeanPath wins Sodexo Vendor of the Year Award

By LeanPath  //  July 20, 2018

 

At its June banquet in Washington, DC, Sodexo presented LeanPath with its 2018 Vendor of the Year Award in the category of Better Tomorrow 2025, Sodexo’s ambitious corporate responsibility roadmap. We are extremely honored by this recognition. We began a focused partnership with Sodexo in 2010. In 2016 we launched the development of the WasteWatch powered by LeanPath customized food waste tracking platform that is currently being deployed at Sodexo sites worldwide. Judy Panayos, Sodexo’s Senior Director Performance, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, presented the award and had these blush-worthy comments:

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Looking at Watermelon Waste

By Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst  //  July 9, 2018

This is a recurring feature where LeanPath Executive Chef Robb White examines real food waste images from LeanPath 360s and shares insights based on what he sees.

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Report: Food “system” needs to be managed as a system if we want to see change

By Sam Smith, Director of Marketing  //  July 2, 2018


Everybody talks about a “global food system,” but one of the biggest problems with that system is that it has never been managed as a system. We measure the success of a crop based on production per acre and we measure the cost of a tomato based on the price we pay at the grocery store. But what about all the other costs wrapped up in agriculture: the impact on biodiversity, the negative results of pesticide use, the treatment of workers, the impact of food waste.

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