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Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention.

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Food waste reduction means greenhouse gas emissions reduction

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on June 1, 2021

There’s a lot of attention on carbon reduction these days, and that’s a good thing.

Because the need to reduce carbon emissions to limit global warming is clear and urgent, and like food waste reduction, is critically linked to all of the other Sustainable Development Goals.

The Paris Agreement of 2015 sought to galvanize a global response to climate change with a goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2°C (and preferably less than 1.5°C) over pre-industrial levels by the end of this century.

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Topics: Food Waste News

How to accelerate global food waste reduction: 7 key takeaways

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on May 3, 2021

Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman recently joined three other leaders of the global food waste movement – Tristram Stuart, UK-based activist, author and Feedback founder, Dana Gunders, Executive Director at ReFED and author of the key U.S.-focused report Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food From Farm to Fork to Landfill, and culinary expert Jonathan Deutsch, Drexel University Professor and Director of the Drexel Food Lab and President of the Upcycled Food Foundation – in a special educational session on accelerating food waste reduction organized by faculty at Boston University’s Gastronomy and Food Studies program.

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World Food Day 2020: a call to action

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on October 14, 2020

It is an exciting and eventful time in the food space. In September, we celebrated the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, which brings further awareness to the scale of the global food waste challenge and urges individuals to take action to stop food waste “for the people, for the planet.”

And on 16 October, we celebrate another very special day on the calendar – World Food Day.

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Topics: Food Waste Around the Globe, Food Waste News, Sustainability

New report: Anaerobic digestion is no silver bullet for food waste

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on September 21, 2020

If you want your work addressing food waste to have the biggest impact on greenhouse gas emissions, prevent food waste to begin with, don’t rely on anaerobic digesters to deal with it. That’s the finding from a new report from UK-based food systems research group Feedback Global.

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Topics: measurement, Food Waste Strategies

COVID-19 changes consumer attitudes toward food waste

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on June 18, 2020

A new report from the UK's Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) shows consumers are increasingly concerned about food waste as the COVID-19 crisis has led to a greater value placed on food.

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Topics: Food Waste News, COVID-19