02 Mar '15, 3pm

The Food Waste Debacle

The National Council of Chain Restaurants … hosted a fly-in [Wednesday], calling for action on the Renewable Fuel Standard. Franchisees and executives from Wendy’s, TGI Friday’s, White Castle and other restaurant brands met with lawmakers about the need to repeal the RFS and the corn ethanol mandate. NCCR leads a food retail coalition known as “RFS Off the Menu” which is asking Congress to act on RFS legislation this year. The coincidence? It just happens that major report on food waste has appeared, in this same week, concluding that “One third of all food produced in the world ends up as waste, while the value of global consumer food waste is more than US$400 billion per year.” The report adds that “An astonishing 7 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), or 3.3 billion tonnes CO2 equivalent (CO2eq) per year, are due to food waste.” Waste, By the Numbers I...

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