Future of Food

Wasting Less Gobble This Thanksgiving

Posted on November 17, 2016

Next Thursday is Thanksgiving and, if you’re like me and the 88% of Americans celebrating with friends and family this year, you might already be loosening your belt in anticipation of a holiday feast. This remarkable day is famous for celebrating the bounty of our food. As someone who focuses on…

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The Climate Issue You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted on October 17, 2016

Yesterday, on October 16, we celebrated World Food Day, which reminds us of some hard truths. Although we find many ways to celebrate food throughout the year, we waste 40% of it. Nearly 1 billion people around the world go to bed hungry every night. Food security is a major…

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How Large-Scale Urbanization Changes the Future of Food

Posted on September 8, 2016

Sustainable urbanization isn’t a term that rolls off the tongue. Say it three times fast and you’ll see what I mean. But if you care about food waste like I do, it’s definitely a term you should know. Sustainable urbanization is so intimately tied to food waste that you can’t talk…

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The $1 Trillion Mountain: The Actual Cost of Food Waste

Posted on August 29, 2016

Imagine receiving just 60% of your pay. Or when you send email, 40% are never delivered. We don’t tolerate 40% inefficiency in anything, yet we’ve come to accept it with the major resource that sustains the human race: our food. One-third or more of food never makes it from the farm…

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Sleeping Giant of Climate Change (Hint: It’s Before Your Eyes)

Posted on August 2, 2016

Food waste at the Hong Kong Food Distribution Center (photo by John M. Mandyck)

This post originally appeared on my new blog on The Huffington Post. Check it out here, and look for more blog posts soon!  One-third or more of all the global food produced never makes it from the farm to our fork. In fact, if measured as a country, food waste would…

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Earth Day: The Importance of Food Recovery

Posted on April 20, 2016

On Friday, more than 1 billion people around the world will participate in Earth Day activities, demonstrating their commitment to make the planet a better place. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set a theme of food recovery for Earth Day. With one third of all food…

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Guest Blog: Rachel Gutter – Good Food for Thought

Posted on April 15, 2016

GSCE 2016

I attended the Green Schools Conference and Expo to speak on a panel about school nutrition.

I recently attended the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo hosted by the Center for Green Schools. This conference brought together green schools thought leaders to advance the shared vision of green schools for all within this generation. The conference examined many aspects of green schools – from green playgrounds to…

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Ten Surprising Facts About U.S. Food Waste

Posted on March 18, 2016

In September 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency set a goal to reduce food waste 50 percent by 2030. While ambitious (yet achievable), this is an important target for the U.S., and the reasons why are highlighted in a recently released report. ReFED, a collaboration of over thirty…

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Extending Sustainability at Home

Posted on March 10, 2016

We think about sustainability every day at United Technologies, whether we’re designing innovative new products or reducing the environmental impact of our operations. Over the last 20 years, we’ve tripled our revenues while reducing our water usage by 57 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 34 percent. We spend a…

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