We’ve all heard about climate change, right? We may not always be able to discern the changes we’re experiencing because of it, but our planet needs help. Last week, the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change released a report detailing an urgent need for change – globally. One of its key messages is that we’re already seeing the consequences of 1C global warming with more … Continue reading Sticking Your Fork to Climate Change!
You’ve likely been hearing a lot more about food waste lately. It is a significant problem and not easy to fix. There are many reasons that food is wasted at every stage from land and sea to our kitchens. For example, a late frost may kill a tender fruit crop; tomatoes are bruised on their bumpy way to the grocery store; or businesses or individuals … Continue reading Different Problems, Different Solutions: Food Waste and Household Food Insecurity
There is a lot of talk about food waste and solutions for saving this food. One third of crops are wasted during harvesting and processing (largely due to mechanisation) once that food makes it to the grocery store another third of it is not sold, what we buy is brought home and one quarter of it is thrown out because it goes bad before we … Continue reading Gleaning Good Food
Most of us are probably guilty of food waste at some point. I can admit that I have bought too many vegetables before, and have tossed an over ripe one in the compost bin. I have never really liked wasting food, but have also never really thought about the consequences either. While many of us don’t think how much food we waste, globally it is occurring … Continue reading The Impacts of Food Waste
Ah, January. The time of new year’s resolutions. One common resolution I’ve been hearing a lot lately is, “This year I’m going to plan my meals!” Food waste is a big environmental issue. According to a recent study, $27 billion of Canadian food is wasted every year. $27 billion! This represents farming inputs that didn’t have to be used, food miles that didn’t need … Continue reading Meal Planning 101
Did you know that 25% of food purchased and/or served is wasted?! Pretty upsetting, no? I’ve been thinking about food waste; like, how food often gets forgotten in the back of our big refrigerators – veggies rotting, cheese molding and leftovers ignored. Right now, I know there is a head of bok choy resting in my crisper likely ready to decay at any moment. There … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Food…food waste, that is