Why do we need it? According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), the United States is the number one consumer of petroleum in the world, using more than 19 million barrels per day. As non-renewable resources, petroleum-based energy sources are becoming increasingly expensive as the global supply is continually depleted. However, the modern…

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While the marketing brand name for Jamaican tangelos is certainly accurate, “ugly” citrus fruit isn’t the only type of produce that suffers from shopper neglect at grocery stores. Cosmetic inferiority is actually one of the main contributing factors of food waste at supermarket chains. Produce that doesn’t look pretty and perfect simply doesn’t sell –…

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Food waste is an enormous problem in the world, but is especially imminent in North America, where the per-capita, per-year losses amount to more than 250 pounds. Not counting the farm-to-retail waste that occurs, the US is responsible for more than 133 billion pounds of food waste each year, and roughly two thirds of this…

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When the government makes a call to action, it is clear that the situation is serious. On September 16th, the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency announced their new goal of cutting food waste in half by the year 2030. With an estimated 133 billion pounds of food wasted annually and an estimated 48.1…

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