December 13, 2010 The green light has been given by Portland Metro to Columbia Biogas to “build a facility that will use anaerobic digestion to transform commercial food waste into methane gas that will run engines to generate electricity.” The food waste will be collected from commercial and industrial sources and is “expected to produce […]
November 18, 2010 Mainstream media made a visit to Jonathan Bloom’s home recently to talk to him about America’s habits of wasting food. Bloom’s recently published book, American Wasteland, focuses on this subject – a subject that will certainly be talked about even more after seeing the CBS video. It was amazing to see how […]
November 10, 2010 Teenagers in Vancouver, BC, are growing their own urban farm at their high school, Windermere Secondary. To help build soil fertility for their 11 bed gardens and 320 square foot greenhouse, the school board won a grant to install a commercial compost system called an Earth Tub. The students ride their bikes […]
Jonathan Bloom, journalist, and author of Wasted Food Blog, lists out the practical steps for reducing individual food waste in the home.
Urban fruit gleaning volunteers collect fruit that grows on neighborhood trees and distributes it to local Food Banks for distribution benefiting those in need.
April 13, 2010 This is great to read! As a city, Portland is taking another step toward lowering it’s carbon footprint impact by offering a residential curbside pickup of food scraps to be composted. “Letters notifying participating households went out Friday. Starting the week of April 26, participants will receive a 2-gallon plastic bin for […]
March 4, 2010 Now if this isn’t a waste: “According to the Agriculture Department, each year Americans toss more than 25 percent, of all domestically produced food. A 2009 study showed that a quarter of U.S. water and 4 percent of U.S. oil consumption annually go into producing and distributing food that ultimately ends up […]
One restaurant chooses to participate in a city-wide recycling program, turning food waste into reusable garden compost.
It’s not a pretty picture. This gritty reality may force a re-examination of our values and our beliefs about people caught within the throes of poverty.