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Report: fixing the food system key to meeting Paris climate targets

Posted by Leanpath on November 12, 2020

According to a new report, the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors could drastically reduce their carbon emissions, but the world still wouldn’t hit Paris climate agreement targets because of greenhouse gases from the food system. A staggering reminder of the need to prevent food waste, among other food system improvements.

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

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

Inside LeanPath: Meet Christy Cook, LeanPath’s New Food Waste Warrior

Posted by Janet Haugan, Vice President of Customer Success on September 25, 2017

Christy Cook recently joined the LeanPath team as an Account Director, where she is focused on delivering measurable food waste prevention for our strategic enterprise customers. Christy comes to LeanPath with a wealth of food waste and sustainability experience in the foodservice sector, and we recently sat down to ask her more about why this mission is so important to her.

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Topics: Food Waste Around the Globe

Food Waste in Canada: Stats and Solutions

Posted by Laurie Horning, Business Development Associate on January 15, 2015

Canadians represent about 0.5% of the world’s population, produce about 1.5% of the food in the world, and purchase about 0.6% of the total food produced throughout the world. Unfortunately, they also wasted over 6 million tonnes* of food in 2009, equating to roughly 183kg per person, according to Human Activity and the Environment: Annual Statistics 2009.

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Topics: Food Waste Around the Globe, Food Waste Prevention Newsletter

Food is “Too Good for the Bin” in Germany

Posted by Laurie Horning, Business Development Associate on August 10, 2014

* This post is part of an ongoing series, "Food Waste Around the Globe." To see all related posts, click here.

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Germany states that 1/8th of all groceries get thrown in the trash and each person throws out 82kg of food each year according to a study conducted by the University of Suttgart. The reason for why there is so much food tossed each year? Analysts suggest it is simply because people are detached from where their food originally comes from; not understanding the amount of energy and resources it takes to produce food.

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Topics: Food Waste Around the Globe