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Spoiler Alert


December 2016


The Best Food & Waste News, At Your Disposal

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Here are the top stories from this month:

A Growing List of Food Waste Bans Across America


Commercial food waste bans are sweeping the country, both at the state and city level, which means that big food businesses can no longer send their surplus food and organic waste to the landfill. We've mapped out the current food waste bans. Find details below.

Read more: A Growing List of Food Waste Bans

15 Food Waste Influencers to Follow on Twitter


It can be tough to keep up on all of the latest trends. If you’re looking to curate a feed of relevant food waste news, we’ve compiled 15 influencers to get your list started. Did your go-to source for news on food waste make the list?

Read here: 15 Food Waste Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Spoiler Alert Celebrates "12 Days of Food Rescue"


From Wednesday, December 7 through Sunday, December 18, we celebrated the "12 Days of Food Rescue" across our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We highlighted some notable transactions from Spoiler Alert and shared additional context on how those food recovery transactions developed. Read the recap of the transactions we spotlighted.

Read here: Celebrating "12 Days of Food Rescue"

Rockefeller Foundation, USDA, and the EPA Create Online Hub

Coalition of 12 organizations set to launch FurtherWithFood.org, an online hub for information and solutions to cut food waste


FurtherWithFood.org will be an online destination for stakeholders to learn more about cutting food waste. The participants in the Further With Food collaboration include The Rockefeller Foundation and a public-private partnership composed of USDA, EPA, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Feeding America, the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Consumers League, Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Restaurant Association, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wildlife Fund.

Read more: Rockefeller Foundation, USDA, and EPA Create Online Hub

What We're Reading

  • An (Edible) Solution to Extend Produce's Shelf Life | New York Times
  • Free Culinary Training Helps Fill Restaurant Staffing Shortage | The Boston Globe
  • New USDA Food Label Guidelines Aim to Prevent Food Waste | CBS News
  • 21 Inspiring Intiatives Working to Reduce Food Waste Around the World | Food Tank
  • America's Dirty Little Secret: 42 Million People Suffer from Hunger | CNBC
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