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Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention.

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Leanpath launches the 12.3 Initiative to expand reach of food waste prevention tools and research

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on September 23, 2019

We're excited to announce today the launch of the Leanpath 12.3 Initiative, an effort to expand the reach of food waste prevention knowledge and tools to non-profits and educational organizations.

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Topics: Announcements

Rethinking the Food System: World Food Summit 2019

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on September 20, 2019

 

The World Food Summit, held at the Danish National Parliament, brought together experts from multiple sectors and disciplines for two days of discussions focused on the challenge of quickly transitioning to a more sustainable global food system. The need for urgent change to create a more sustainable food system is clear, and virtually all of the conference sessions effectively supported that theme. I was proud to represent Leanpath at the event.

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Topics: Food Waste Policy

It’s Earth Overshoot Day. Not a cause for celebration.

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on July 29, 2019

Today, July 29, is Earth Overshoot Day.  It’s a critically important day for everyone interested in advancing food waste reduction and ensuring a sustainable future.

Earth Overshoot Day represents the point in the year where humanity’s demand for ecological resources (our collective ecological footprint) exceeds the Earth’s ability to supply them (biocapacity). The Global Footprint Network maintains the annual calculation of Earth Overshoot which has, unfortunately, been moving steadily forward (i.e. earlier in the calendar) over time. In 1989, for example, Earth Overshoot Day fell on October 11, while this year it is occurring more than two months earlier, the earliest, in fact, it’s ever fallen. That movement – more than two months in just 20 years -- is cause for great concern because it indicates the accelerated rate at which we are taxing our planet’s finite resources. It isn’t sustainable.

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Topics: Announcements, Food Waste Policy

40 Million pounds of food waste prevented in 5 years

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on July 11, 2019

Leanpath has long been dedicated to scaling food waste prevention.  This is reflected in our mission – to make food waste prevention and measurement everyday practice in the world’s kitchens. 

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Topics: Announcements

Food Waste "Prevention" vs "Recovery" - Words Matter

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on March 28, 2019

Words matter, and just as it’s important to distinguish between terms such as food loss, food waste, and excess food, it’s also important to distinguish between “recovery” and “prevention” -- because the initiatives and impacts are very different.

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Topics: Food Waste Policy