New Research Finds Increasing Number of Grocery Stores in Densely Populated Areas Could Reduce Food Waste Up to 9%

February 12, 2020 INFORMS

Food waste is a big problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. New research in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management finds that increasing the number of grocery stores in certain areas can drastically decrease waste.

Sodexo: First Global Food Services Company to Connect its Financing to Action to Prevent Food Waste

September 26, 2019 Sodexo

At the Champions 12.3 annual event held in the context of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Denis Machuel, Sodexo’s Chief Executive Officer, reiterated the company’s intention to be transparent and held financially accountable for its action on food waste.

This Food Waste Busting Tech Uses Synthetic Biology To Test For Spoiled Milk

September 3, 2019 Jenny Splitter, Forbes

A team of nineteen college students from the University of Michigan is looking to solve the problem, by developing a paper strip test that, with just a few drops of milk, can tell consumers whether or not their milk is still good enough to drink.

Kroger Reduced Food Waste Footprint in Supermarkets by 9% Last Year

August 13, 2019 Kroger

Kroger’s progress was outlined in its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, also released today. This is the company’s 13th annual report on its sustainability progress.

USDA Scientist Invents New Uses for Produce

Tara McHugh, of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), has overseen this alchemy as director of ARS’s Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California. Over the course of her career, McHugh has investigated ways to take food-processing waste and turn it into value-added products, such as fruit bars, vegetable crisps and even edible films made from produce.