New app to help curb food wastage, hunger

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.

Bigger bowls prompt kids to want more, waste more

Kids who are given larger bowls will ask for more cereal than when they`re given smaller bowls, and will more than likely overeat or waste the excess food, according to a new study.

Harvard study finds food expiration labels are misleading

Americans throw out billions of pounds of food every year because they falsely believe "sell-by" and "best-before" dates on package labels indicate food safety, researchers have found.

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

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.

UN food agency officials call for hunger elimination by 2025

Officials of the United Nations food agencies called for food security and nutrition to be placed at the center of the international agenda for African development, and hunger to be eliminated by 2025.

A digital device to reduce food wastage

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

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

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.

Half of world`s food `thrown away` every year: Report

Half of all the food produced in the world is being wasted every year, a report has said.

Food wastage a cause of concern: UNEP

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

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

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?

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.

Govt must set an example to check food wastage

Irked by huge food wastage at social gatherings, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister KV Thomas on Thursday said that the government should take a lead and set an example to cut food wastage at its own functions.

Food Ministry to discuss food wastage at weddings

The Food Ministry is scheduled to hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss steps for reducing food wastage at weddings and social gatherings.