April 4th-8th, 2022 is Food Waste Prevention Week!
There is an estimated 30-40 percent of food waste in the United States, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). What is food waste and what can we do to prevent it? ... READ MORE
Food waste can be a huge issue for many families and consumers. As a country, we throw away an estimated 40 percent of all the food produced, or up to 160 billion pounds each year. The cost of that waste approaches approximately $218 billion. ... READ MORE
March 22 is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the role U.S. agriculture plays in providing us with safe and nutritious food in abundance.
I’d like to focus on that word “abundance” for a moment. We are ... READ MORE
In the United States, over one-third of all available food is wasted. That is money from your food budget and your health that you are tossing down the drain. Wasting less and saving more starts with meal planning. It's not a one size fits all ... READ MORE
I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize. In fact, Florida supports a forest ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Waste Reduction Program has earned the Outstanding Higher Education Program award from the National Recycling Coalition for 2020.
The award recognizes Sarasota County Extension's educational efforts to ... READ MORE
Some of the compelling images during the coronavirus pandemic have shown massive amounts of produce being plowed under and milk being dumped. At the same time, people across the nation and world are facing financial hardship, food supply shortages, ... READ MORE
Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth
April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces ... READ MORE
A hot topic in kitchens and restaurants these days is food waste. Chefs, restaurant managers, and even consumers are looking for ways to save money and the environment by reducing the amount of food tossed in the trash.
The United States ... READ MORE