03 Jun '11, 2pm

Reducing Food Waste Throughout Grocery Supply Chains

Reducing Food Waste Throughout Grocery Supply Chains

Less emphasis on the appearance of food . Supermarkets pay premium for vegetables and fruits that look a certain way and are of uniform size. Any produce that does not meet these criteria is often discarded. Shop at farmer’s markets or lobby your local supermarket to have a ‘discarded’ produced aisle. Better supply chains ensure that fresh food is only brought in when needed to ensure less wastage. The best way to find out about supply chains is to speak to your local store manager and find out what they throw out and how much. Then you can find out if the store is willing to donate the wasted food to a homeless shelter etc. Western cultures are encouraged to stockpile on food with offers like “buy one get one free,” “three for two” etc. This is something that consumers should be aware of – do you really need the extra food? Wasted food can and should be converted to compo...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/food-waste-be-reduce/

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