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"The new war on waste" tops 2021 trend forecasts

Posted by Leanpath on March 2, 2021

Throughout 2020, headlines reminded us of the disruptions the pandemic was having on the global food system. The images of food waste accumulating on farms and milk being dumped because distribution networks were shut down were stark reminders of how fragile the food system is. Put against the increased number of people going hungry as economies faltered, the public was left with a clear message: something has to be done about food waste.

With that clarity, it is no surprise the issue of food waste topped annual trend forecasting reports for consumers, the foodservice industry and legislators.

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Major new ReFED report ranks prevention and tracking as most impactful food waste solutions

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on February 2, 2021

An ambitious new resource to help understand the problem of food waste in the United States ranked food waste tracking as the most financially impactful solution foodservice organizations can leverage.

Launched by the nonprofit ReFED, the new Insights Engine builds on the group’s landmark 2016 study, A Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste by 20%. Like in that earlier report, preventing food waste (which food waste tracking enables) remains the focus of the Insights Engine.

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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

Leanpath makes it faster and easier to cut food waste and costs with new suite of prevention tools

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on October 14, 2020

Leanpath is proud to announce the evolution of food waste prevention technology. Impact Suite is a powerful new set of tools that go beyond tracking food waste to actually guiding kitchens through specific actions to reduce their largest food waste issues.

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Topics: Food Waste News, Announcements

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