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New app to help curb food wastage, hunger

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 17:17

An Indian-origin innovator and his colleagues have developed a new app that can help curb food wastage and hunger by connecting hungry consumers with excess restaurant and grocery store food at discounted prices.

A third of food is wasted; harming climate, biodiversity: FAO

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 19:26

About a third of all food for human consumption, around 1.3 billion tonnes, is wasted every year, along with all the energy, water and chemicals needed to produce it and dispose of it, says a new FAO report.

Food crisis: A disaster in waiting?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 14:02

With the world`s population expected to grow from around seven billion today to more than nine billion in 2050 – an increase of nearly one-third – there will certainly be a lot more stomachs to fill.

Growing menace of crop wastage in India!

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 11:24

India wastes a quantity of wheat equivalent to the entire production of Australia every year.

A digital device to reduce food wastage

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 16:37

Researchers have invented a circuit that makes testing of food products possible through a plastic analog-digital converter.

After banquet take leftover food home: Chinese netizens

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 16:29

Chinese netizens have launched an online campaign against waste on dining tables, calling for people to take leftover food home after banquets and take action to curb waste.

Punjab starts inquiry into non-delivery of rice to FCI

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 19:26

Punjab government has initiated an inquiry into non-delivery of rice worth over Rs 500 crore for the year 2011-12 by about 200 state rice millers to the Centre.

Annual food wasted enough to feed 500 mn people: FAO

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 19:11

As per an earlier report by FAO, food losses and waste amount to roughly USD 680 billion in industrialised countries and USD 310 billion in developing countries.

Food wastage a cause of concern: UNEP

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 19:12

Wastage of food all over the world is a cause of concern and countries need to invest in increasing storage capacities to meet the food requirements of future, a top official of UNEP has said.

Going "beyond self" to cater to the hungry

Last Updated: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 11:53

A low guest turnout at a wedding, they attended, saw the caterer`s calculations go wrong resulting in massive food wastage.

Delhi food bank to check wastage

Last Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 17:52

Delhi government is working on an ambitious proposal to set up food banks for distribution among the hungry and poor people in the city.

‘Food wastage’ as subject in schools?

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 16:44

Concerned over the large amount of food being wasted at marriages, parties and social gatherings, the Food Ministry has written to the HRD Ministry as well state education ministers to include food wastage as a subject at school.