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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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U.S. Increases Focus on Food Waste Regulations. 80 Bills Introduced Last Year Alone.

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on March 16, 2018

Eighty state-level, food-waste related bills were introduced in the United States last year, according to research by Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic. While tracking is spotty prior to 2017, the clinic believes this represents a strong uptick.

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Technology Trumps Food Waste in South Korea

Posted by Brennan Hogan, Marketing Manager on May 29, 2015

* Content for this article was provided in part by the short film Wasted, by Karim Chrobog. Watch part 2 of the film here.

If you had to pay a fee for wasting food, would you cut back on what you throw out? South Korea bet on the answer being a resounding "yes," which is why it is now the country with the world's strictest food waste laws.

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Sweden: A Global Leader in Reducing “Matavfall” (Food Waste)

Posted by Leanpath on September 26, 2014

Sweden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a report on the environmental impact of food waste, or matavfall, as it’s called there. Among the report’s topics are food waste definitions, statistics (by industry), and explanations of what’s being done to combat the issue.

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