Including our feature in BostInno, "Just Eat It" on NPR, and how Campbell Soup Company is slashing food waste.
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The Best Food & Waste News At Your Disposal

December 2015


 

Hi there! The past few weeks have represented a big new chapter for our company: most notably, the launch of our platform in New England. Wondering how our first month is going? Read on.

Spoiler Alert's Launch Featured in BostInno

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BostInno, a Boston technology and startup news website, covered our New England launch at the end of November. Read more here

Spoiler Alert is "Working Its Magic" in Maine

We are excited to spotlight some of our eager users and exciting transactions in Maine.

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Maine-based organizations such as Four Season FarmTree of Life Food Pantry, and Healthy Acadia have jumped right in to Spoiler Alert, using the platform to connect fresh produce from local farms with food security organizations in Washington and Hancock Counties.

"Spoiler Alert has been working like magic in our Maine community. It's a reliable tool to creating more direct communication between local food producers and food pantries in real-time, as well as connect non-profits working regionally with food rescue efforts."

- Spoiler Alert User Hannah Semler, Director of the Gleaning Initiative at Healthy Acadia

Top 12 Food Waste Stories From 2015

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Food waste was a hot issue this year - from major legislation to political commentary. Even Food & Wine magazine named it “probably the most discussed food-related topic of the year.” Here’s a look back at the biggest stories. Read more here

Just Eat It: Filmmakers Feast For 6 Months on Discarded Food

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For six months, filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer vowed to eat only food entering the waste stream. They document their experiment, and the problem of food waste, in Just Eat It. (NPR) Read more here

Check out 4 Fantastic Food Waste Quotes from the "Just Eat It" Film too! 


Refer An Organization To Spoiler Alert

Know a food business, farm, or nonprofit that could benefit from Spoiler Alert?

Refer them here

The more users on the Spoiler Alert platformthe easier it becomes to recover otherwise wasted food. The larger our network, the larger impact we can all have on our community!


 What We're Reading

  • A Way Out of Food Waste: Upcycle Food To Hunger Relief | GreenBiz 
  • This Is How Much Water You Waste When You Throw Away Food | Smithsonian
  • How Unwanted Peaches in NJ are Being Diverted from Landfills | Waste360
  • This Law Could Radically Cut Food Waste | Civil Eats
  • France Passes "Pioneering" Food Waste Bill | The Telegraph 

In Case You Missed It

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Our team is incredibly grateful for your support, enthusiasm, and patience over the past few weeks, as we celebrate nearly one month being live! Your feedback continues to inspire us and guide our efforts to improve Spoiler Alert to best serve your needs. 
 
Happy Holidays!
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