food waste

Nearly 40% of food in US goes waste: Study

Nearly 40% of food in US goes waste: Study

Huge quantities of nutritious foods end up in landfills instead of meeting Americans' dietary needs," said lead author Marie Spiker, from the Johns Hopkins University in the US.

May 15, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
Food wastage: Modi govt may soon fix portions served to you in restaurants, hotels

Food wastage: Modi govt may soon fix portions served to you in restaurants, hotels

In last month's monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed concern about food being wasted.

Apr 11, 2017, 15:02 PM IST
Coming soon – Tires made from eggshells, tomato peels

Coming soon – Tires made from eggshells, tomato peels

In tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance, which may ultimately open up new applications for rubber.

Mar 07, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

'Food waste may store solar, wind energy'

Some scientists have been exploring sugar alcohols as a possible material for making thermal storage work, but this direction has some limitations.

Sep 15, 2016, 15:50 PM IST
Americans' habit of throwing half of food produce deepens poverty, creates havoc on environment

Americans' habit of throwing half of food produce deepens poverty, creates havoc on environment

This practice, which is usually supported by furnishing reasons such as “cult of perfection”, poverty and hunger in fact inflicts a hefty toll on the environment.

Jul 13, 2016, 15:25 PM IST

Longer the school lunch periods, more the healthy eating

 A recent study has linked short lunch periods in schools to less healthy eating among kids.

Sep 12, 2015, 10:22 AM IST

World Environment Day 2015: Seven ways to avoid food waste

Seven ways to avoid food waste

Jun 03, 2015, 11:58 AM IST
Eat less meat to achieve global food security

Eat less meat to achieve global food security

Moderating meat consumption and cutting down on food waste are keys to reducing the dangerous effects of climate change and ensure there is enough food for all, says a significant study.

Sep 01, 2014, 13:05 PM IST

Gulf countries among world's top generators of food waste

Most GCC countries face a dearth in arable land and fresh water sources thus, depend heavily upon imported food staples to meet domestic food demand.

Jul 17, 2014, 13:19 PM IST

Food waste study shows six meals a week thrown out

British households are throwing away 4.2 million tonnes of food and drink a year, the equivalent of six meals every week, a study published on Thursday said.

Nov 08, 2013, 10:14 AM IST

Food waste, diets in focus on UN World Food Day

The United Nations marked World Food Day Wednesday, warning against food waste as 842 million people go hungry and stressing the importance of healthy diets amid rising obesity.

Oct 16, 2013, 19:30 PM IST

Current global food production trajectory won`t meet 2050 needs: Study

Crop yields worldwide are not increasing quickly enough to support estimated global needs in 2050, according to a study.

Jun 22, 2013, 09:28 AM IST

Global malnutrition costs `unacceptably high`: UN

The UN report said that malnutrition, including obesity and under-nourishment problems have been raised to `unacceptably high` levels.

Jun 05, 2013, 23:44 PM IST

Setting sail with gas from wasted food

Engineers are designing the world`s first super efficient cargo vessels that will revolutionise shipping - operating without a single drop of fossil fuel.

Jul 02, 2012, 20:10 PM IST