Monday, May 13, 2013


  • State of the Field Report – Food Waste – A Top-Down Analysis
  • Rooney,Ben. "UN Says a Third of Global Food Production Is Lost or Wasted."CNNMoney. Cable News Network, 11 May 2011. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • This article provides a general background on food disparities. In the developing world, inefficiencies in production lead to food loss and hunger, while wealthy countries have a combined food waste almost equivalent to the total amount of food produced in Sub-Sahara Africa. 
  • "2012 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service.2012 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service. N.p., 2012. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • A fact sheet on global hunger including definitions, causes and nutrient deficiencies. 
  • "4. Causes and Prevention of Food Losses and Waste." Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • A detailed examination of developing and industrialized nations' food loss and waste. Industrial nations experience the most waste at the consumer level, while developing nations loose the most during production-processing stages. 
  • Taylor, Kate. "Restaurants Vow to Stop Tossing Out So Much Food." City Room Restaurants Vow to Stop Tossing Out So Much Food Comments. The New York Times, 24 Apr. 2013. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • Over 100 New York restaurants have pledged to reduce the food sent to landfills by 50%.
  • Clinton, Bill. "The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act." N.p., n.d. Web. 
    • Encourages food donations by protecting individual or corporations from any criminal or civil liability should someone get sick from donated food
  • Mather, Tina. "How the Top 5 Supermarkets Waste Food." Alternet. N.p., 18 Apr. 2010. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • Mather investigates supermarket giants and their willingness to coordinate with food recovery programs to reduce weight. Some were on board, seeing it as the right thing to do. Others refrain because they are wary of potential health hazards. 
Beware the Supermarketing!
  • Gunders, Dana. "How Stop and Shop Saved $100 Million by Paring Food Waste." N.p., 18 Sept. 2012. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • A selection of case studies from various places that implemented successful food waste reduction strategies - from stacking less produce in Stop&Shop display to eliminating lunch trays in a college cafeteria. 
  • Lubin, Gus. "15 Ways Supermarkets Trick You Into Spending More Money." Business Insider. N.p., 26 July 2011. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • Clever design of the supermarket (from the smell of bread, to the calming music) is meant to make customers purchase more. 
Eating with Our Eyes
  • Vidal, John. "'Ugly' Fruit and Veg Make the Grade on UK Supermarket Shelves." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 27 Sept. 2012. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • After an ugly growing season, the U.K. is forced to relax their cosmetic standards for produce. 
  • Delwiche, Jeannine F. "You Eat with Your Eyes First." N.p., 5 Nov. 2012. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • Our visual cortex is so dominant that it can affect stimuli for test, smell and flavor. In some cases, what's seen will alter what's tasted.  
  • Tesh, John. "Blemished Produce Packs the Biggest Nutritional Punch." Welcome To The Home Of Intelligence For Your Life – With John Tesh. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2013.
    • Produce that's not so aesthetically pleasing might be more nutritious than aesthetically pleasing counterparts. For instance, a tomato with crakes around the stem was grown in a dry environment and has double the vitamin B.

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