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November 2015

The Best Food & Waste News At Your Disposal

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Hey there! Thanks for signing up to receive our newsletter. We're incredibly excited that you're joining us in our efforts to make the most of otherwise wasted food. Whether you're a food business, a nonprofit, or an advocate for minimizing wasted food, we are so happy to have you part of our community. We've rounded up the best content in the food waste sphere. Read an article you'd like us to include? Share it with us on Twitter!

Spoiler Alert Wins $50,000 To Fuel Food Recovery 

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Spoiler Alert was one of the big winners at the MassChallenge Awards Ceremony on October 28. MassChallenge is a leading international startup accelerator - based in Boston - that received more than 2,200 applications from around the world. We were proud to walk away with $50,000! Read more

Spoiler Alert discusses MassChallenge on NBC’s NECN

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The last four months, Spoiler Alert participated in MassChallenge, a leading international startup accelerator program based in Boston's Seaport District that supports entrepreneurs. Watch here

John Oliver: The Shocking Amount of Food We Don’t Eat

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Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat, acknowledging that food waste is a real issue that needs to be addressed. Watch here

 


 What We're Reading

  • You Won’t Believe How Many Pounds of Food We Waste Each Year | Good
  • Universities Leading the Charge on Food Waste | Food Tank
  • It’s Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say | NPR
  • Food Waste is a Massive Problem. Here’s How to Fix It. | Civil Eats
  • How Big Data Will Help Solve Global Food Problems | Phys.org
  • An Economic History of Leftovers | The Atlantic
  • How Food Waste Ended Up on Restaurant Menus | Eater 

 

What Does a National Call For Food Waste Reduction Mean?

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On September 16, 2015, the USDA & EPA announced the first-ever national food waste reduction goal. It’s a large undertaking, with hopes of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030. In the U.S., we throw away more than 30% of the food we produce every year, and for businesses, that can be expensive, inefficient, and illegal. To help reach the 50% reduction goal, national leaders are challenging those in the private sector to ramp up their efforts. So what does that mean for food distributors, manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants? Read more

In Case You Missed It

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