Each year, US restaurants throw away up to 10 percent of the food they buy before it even reaches a customer’s plate. This pre-consumer food waste accounts for an estimated $8-20 billion in industry losses each year. LeanPath, an automated food waste tracking system, is working in restaurants, hotels, and universities across the country to stop this.
USDA and EPA launched the US Food Waste Challenge to lead a fundamental shift in how Americans think about and manage food and food waste. Join the challenge and tell USDA and EPA what you are doing to divert, convert or avoid food waste. http://www.usda.gov/oce/foodwaste/index.htm
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology is calling for nominations for the 2013 Borlaug CAST Communication Award, an honour that recognizes professionals actively working in the agricultural, environmental or food sectors who are promoting agricultural science in the public policy arena.