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Vegetable waste’s surprising contribution to greenhouse gas emissions

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on November 27, 2019

When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, all food waste is not equal. Based on its GHG footprint, meat waste contributes the largest amount of emissions by weight. Waste a little bit of beef, contribute a lot of GHGs.

But as a recent World Resources Institute report shows, vegetables are actually the biggest contributor to emissions behind beef and seafood, simply because of the sheer volume of vegetables wasted.

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Topics: Food Waste Strategies, Food Waste Policy

Scaling food waste prevention at the ReFED Food Waste Summit 2019

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on November 1, 2019

We’ve just returned from ReFED’s 2019 Food Waste Summit in San Francisco, where we were excited to participate with many long-time partners and colleagues on the challenge of advancing food waste reduction at scale in accordance with Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals - which calls for cutting global food waste in half by 2030.

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Topics: Announcements, Food Waste Policy

Our actions are our future: World Food Day 2019

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on October 16, 2019

Today is World Food Day – a day that we take to heart at Leanpath. Coming on the heels of Climate Week in New York City, where we spent several days engaged in energizing sessions on how to positively change the global food system with numerous partners and thought leaders from organizations such as the World Resources Institute and Champions 12.3, The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), and the Future Food Institute, we’re even more energized by the importance of this day.

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Topics: Announcements, Food Waste Policy

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

How to think about the new UN climate report

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on August 8, 2019

It is very hard to read the latest UN report on climate change. Not technically challenging - it’s written in very clear, stark language - but emotionally difficult. The problems are so big, so daunting, it’s hard to keep it all in your head at once. So it’s worth remembering as we are faced again with the enormity of the problem, that the way to deal with any big challenge is to break it down into manageable pieces, and focus on those. For foodservice kitchens, the manageable piece of the climate challenge is preventing food waste.

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Topics: Food Waste Policy