Monday, March 20, 2017
New resources to prevent food waste
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the launch of a new virtual resource center dedicated to reducing food loss and waste: Further with Food: Center for Food Loss and Waste Solutions(www.FurtherwithFood.org). Further with Food is the product of a public-private collaboration among the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Feeding America, the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Innovation Center for U.S. Diary, the National Consumers League, the National Restaurant Association, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wildlife Fund, with additional funding and support from the Keystone Policy Center and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Further with Food is designed to be a central hub to find and share information and tools dedicated to reducing food loss and waste in the United States. This site provides a broad spectrum of users – from experts to novices – with high-quality information and proven solutions to reduce food loss and waste. It also offers a platform for the public to share research, experiences, innovative approaches, and tools. If you have a resource that you think would be useful to others in the food loss and waste community – or know of a resource available elsewhere –use the Share Resource form to submit a resource for consideration. The Further with Food team will review the information provided, and if the team determines the resource meets its criteria for inclusion in the website, the resource will be added for others to access in the “Find Resources” section.