Happy Fab ’14!
Kicking the year off on the right note, one of our most vocal fellow food waste fighters summed up 2013’s big scores in combatting the problem; my favorite is her #1, the realization that anecdotally, consumers like you and me seem inspired to waste less with each bite: (NRDC)
It’s been well documented in recent years that the cost of food as it compares to other expenditures for Americans is going down, but I was surprised to see how dramatically the amount of money we spend on food cooked at home is going down vs. food eaten in restaurants: (The Atlantic)
The story of hunger is evolving as the percentage of the world’s population with access to 2,500 or more calories a day has grown from 30% to 61%, but the countries that have a history of food insufficiency aren’t just growing more food–they’re increasing supply by importing it from abroad: (NPR)
Farmers in big agribusiness are fighting back against years of critical media coverage by connecting with consumers through social media and in-person outreach to try and show they don’t have anything to hide: (Newser)
From a Mexican tax on sugary drinks to legislation banning Happy Meal toys in Chile and Peru, Latin America is becoming a laboratory for public policies meant to steer consumers away from processed food: (Wall Street Journal)