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Consumers’ concern for food waste grows

Ranking higher than water shortages, climate change and GMOs, American consumers are showing greater concern for food waste, according to a recent study from Sealed Air Corporation.


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Food for thought: How can large food manufacturers fuel clean energy?

On average, 16 percent of raw materials are lost during food manufacturing.

We discuss the state of food waste mitigation efforts, and their benefits, in this Q&A with Shlomi Palas, CEO of Bluesphere Corporation.


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Food Industry Alliance publishes toolkit on reducing food waste

The Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance.
The Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance.
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Industry moves in the right direction to help those in need

PROCESS EXPO included several initiatives designed to reduce food loss and improve food waste.

 FPSA foundation also supported food-insecure communities through the DEFEAT HUNGER initiative. 


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Expiration dates cause up to 90 percent of Americans to waste food

An estimated $900 million worth of expired foods is removed from grocery shelves each year.
NRDC recommends standardized dating systems and making sell by dates invisible to consumers.
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Benchmarking food waste in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale sectors

While the manufacturing sector creates more waste, it also diverts more of it from landfills.

Only 8.5 percent of the food waste generated in the US in 2011 went to landfills and incinerators.


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Nearly 20 percent of Chinese grain wasted from farm to fork

The problem is acute in China, with 21 percent of the world's population but only 9 percent of its arable land.

The problem is acute in China, with 21 percent of the world's population but only 9 percent of its arable land.


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Food retailers and manufacturers seek to benchmark food waste

Manufacturers benefit from economies of scale, making food recycling easier.
Manufacturers benefit from economies of scale, making food recycling easier.
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NYC Mayor Bloomberg proposes mandatory composting

By cutting down food waste, New Yorkers stand to save around $100 million each year.
By cutting down food waste, New Yorkers stand to save around $100https://admin-foodengineeringmag.epublishing.com/admin/article/general/xml# million each year.
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Maersk Container Industry teams up with UN to fight global food waste

The UN's SAVE FOOD initiative will allow for expertise sharing aimed at reducing inefficiency in food logistics.
The UN's SAVE FOOD initiative will allow for expertise sharing aimed at reducing inefficiency in food logistics.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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