Food Industry Offers New Guide to Reduce Food Waste

Food Industry Offers New Guide to Reduce Food Waste

by Vikas Vij

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 4:00pm



Food waste continues to be a global challenge despite industry-wide efforts to reduce it. Every year, about 80 billion pounds of food are discarded in the U.S. The EPA issued a telling statement about the situation in September when it said, “Let us feed people, not landfills.”

To address this challenge more efficiently, the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) has launched the 2015 Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Guide. The guide includes practical solutions and examples to help food manufacturers, restaurants and retailers to cut food waste.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.