Don’t forget to wash your fruits & veggies before you use it, moisture will enhance the growth of bacteria. The Food and Drug Administration recommends washing produce under cold running water, wash your hands before and after you hand the produce too. Scrub with a brush and/or gently rub the produce with your hands, depending[…]
San Francisco passed the nation’s first mandatory composting law a little over 10 years ago, requiring residents and businesses to separate food waste for municipal trash collection. Composed has helped SF reduce its annual waste by 80 percent taken pressure off local landfills. Can local governments be inspired to to take similar actions. Can the[…]
Two-thirds of households waste between 20% and 50% of Purchased food and even the least wasteful household threw out 8.7% of their food. Help reduce food waste by adding these 4 tips into your kitchen duties. 4 Easy Ways You Can Fut Down on Food Waste Today, by Kathlyn Moncada at Better Homes & Gardens To[…]
Read about the growing issue of food waste and what some Phoenix-area eateries, organizations, and everyday people are doing right. Table Scraps: Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix, from Lauren Cusimano at Phoenix New Times To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Read how greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.1 percent in 2019 but agriculture, waste, land use, oil and gas methane jumped 4.4 percent. U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell Slightly in 2019, from Steven Mufson at The Washington Post To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Read more about how one in eight individuals and one in six children experienced some form of hunger. Reducing Food Waste Can Help Address Food Insecurity, from Janice Phillips at U.S. News To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Read about how Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are using food waste to create electricity. Chew on This: Farmers are using Food Waste to Make Electricity, from Allison Aubrey at The Salt: NPR To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Federal health officials are continuing to warn consumers to not eat romaine lettuce from Salinas, California for the remainder of the growing season. More than 100 poeple in 23 states have been infected with a strain of E.Coli. The CDC is advising consumers to not eat – and retailers not to sell – the lettuce harvested[…]
Thank you Phoenix Magazine for voting Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) the Best Food-Insecurity Initiative for 2019. Click on the link below to read more. Best Food-Insecurity Initiative (P.O.W.W.O.W.), from Phoenix Magazine To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Food waste is a critical problem. The U.S. was recently ranked as the second most wasteful country in the world after Austraila. Just one-third of food waste in the U.S. could end food insecurity if it could be successfully distributed to hose in need. Why the U.S. Wastes More Food Than Almost Any Other Country,[…]
Read this article to learn more about the way we eat, produce and waste food as being the greatest threat to our planet. The food system is the largest consumer of natural resources and emitter to greenhouse gases. Environmental Impact of Food Waste in the US, from Think Eat Save To access our previous Education[…]
Read this article to learn more about a report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change proposing a major shift towards vegetarian and vegan diets to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We Must Transform Food Production to Save the World, from Robin McKie at The Guardian To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press[…]
Classified as fruits but often used as vegetables in cooking, learn the different types of summer and winter squash including their nutrition benefits. 8 Delicious Types of Squash, from SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD at EcoWatch To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Access to fresh fruit and vegetables might be a given to you, but this isn’t the case in some parts of America. The U.S. has numerous areas that are defined as food deserts, urban areas where the nearest grocery store is more than 1 mile away, and rural areas where the nearest grocery store is more[…]
Access to fresh food is a problem in America affecting affecting millions of people. Read more about the 11 Food Desert Heroes trying to make a change across America. Food Deserts is defined as “areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and other foods that make up a full and[…]
The average household throws away 43 percent of its food (National Resources Defense Council). Learn how these 6 tips will not only help you be part of curbing food waste but also cut your grocery bill. 6 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Cut Your Grocery Bill, from Debb Hipp at Debt.com To access our previous[…]
What may not come immediately to mind, however, is food waste’s impact on the climate. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, 30 percent of food is wasted globally across the supply chain, contributing 8 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would come in third after[…]
Here we are are in the thick of Earth Month, on a day designated as “Stop Food Waste Day,” and you probably don’t need to look further than your own kitchen or cafeteria to see edible food dumped. In the U.S. more than 80 percent of food waste has been traced to homes and consumer-facing[…]
South Korea food waste recycle rate increased from 2.1% in 1995 to 90.2 % in 2016. View this short video to learn how the people of South Korea are tackling food waste. South Korea Tackles Food Waste, from ABC News To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Read the full article of how the FDA, USDA, EPA Announce a strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’ and reduce food loss and waste in the United Stated by 50 percent through showcasing and building partnership with the private industry. FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’, from Forbes To[…]
View the interview in Spanish of Ms. Yolanda Soto, President & CEO of Borderlands Produce and La Onda 1190 AM regarding the four programs of the organization highlighting Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste serving 60 plus markets in the State of Arizona so people can eat healthy and be part of curbing green[…]
Read this article to find more financial assistance for people with diabetes. Included are resources for health insurance, companies that donate supplies and money-saving programs. Financial Assistance for People with Diabetes, from JDRF To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
We would like thank The West Valley Mavericks Foundation for awarding Borderlands Produce Rescue a grant of $1,000 so we can continue to provide fresh nutritious rescued produce to the west valley communities and contribute to reducing the green gas from the Santa Cruz County Landfill. To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view[…]
When we purchase groceries or a meal, at times we tend to forget what is in the refrigerator and just throw it away. Read this article from the Munchies based from a survey finds 69 percent of Brits don’t know food waste contributes to climate change. 69 Percent of Brits Don’t Know Food Waste Contributes[…]
Read how businesses can save money and the environment with this new practical guide for reducing food waste. Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste – From Commission for Environment Cooperation (CEC) To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Read the KGUN 9 article reporting how Borderlands rescue millions of pounds of fruit and veggies so everyone can eat nutritiously at an affordable cost while curbing food waste. KGUN 9: Curbing Hunger and Food Waste – From Ivan Rodriguez at KGUN 9 To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Read the Cronkite News’ article and view the video reporting how Borderlands Produce Rescue partners with nonprofit organizations like Arizona State University Tempe Campus, one of three campuses in the Metropolitan Phoenix area hosting the Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste program in food desert areas so vulnerable communities can eat fresh fruits and[…]
Did you know Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day totaling 150,000 tons, with the people who have healthier diets rich in fruit and vegetables the most wasteful. Fruit and vegetables were the most likely to be thrown out, followed by dairy and then meat. This waste has an environmental impact,[…]
Read this article from the Food Waste Experts introducing a revolutionary composter called “The Rocket”, designed to recycle food wastes from catering or food services on site. By recycling these waste on site the need for costly collection and disposal for the waste is eliminated and a useful end product is produced instead. A great[…]
Learn the hard truth about the produce at your local supermarket. From washing all your produce to the “dirty dozen”. 10 Dirty Secrets From Your Supermarket Produce Departments from Hannah Doolin at Delish . To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
The US Food and Drug Administration has posted a recall notice for fresh fruit sold by Walmart, Costco, and Aldi in 18 states over possible listeria contamination. Luckily Arizona is not included as part of the recall but this article in our Education Corner is a great education tool for everyone to understand how pre-packed[…]
The need from Furloughed Federal Workers impacted by the Federal shutdown have been steadily increasing at our P.O.W.W.O.W. markets. Borderlands would like honor the federal workers of their hard work (federal ID required) with the ability to shop for up to 70 lbs. of fruits and veggies at any of our markets this Saturday, January[…]
Read about David Rodriguez an app creator who is the talk of the tech industry with an app that lets users buy discounted, leftover food from local restaurants while helping to reduce waste. Meet the App Creator Reducing Restaurant Food Waste While Making Dining Affordable from Sarah Betancourt at NBC News. To access our previous Education[…]
A message from Yolanda Soto, President and CEO of Borderlands Produce Rescue We are entering our 24th year of rescuing fresh produce and in 24 years I’ve never seen the beginning of a produce season like this one. Hurricanes, devastating rain storms and freezes has annihilated so many of the agricultural fields in Mexico that[…]
Read the 10 facts of how people around the world contribute to food waste. It is time to be part of curbing food waste. 10 Food Waste Facts from Olio. To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Washing your fruits and veggies before you cut, eat or cook is very important to your health and safety. Read further to learn how you should be washing your produce and how it protects you. Here’s Why You Should Be Washing All Your Produce Before You Use It – Yes, Even Onions from Sara Lindberg[…]
If your diagnosed blood sugar level is 10 to 20 times more than normal consider food you should eat or avoid to help maintain at a pre-diabetes level. 5 Things to Eat or Avoid if You Have Pre-Diabetes from Health Minutes. To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
Find out what’s new and trending in the Nutrition world for the new year. 4 Healthy Food Trends You”ll Be Seeing Everywhere in 2019 from CookingLight To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.
A California farm connected to this fall’s massive romaine lettuce E.Coli outbreak has announced it is recalling one of it produce, Cauliflower. Arizona is one of 10 States that was being sold to wholesalers. Click on the link below to read further. Farm Connected to Romaine Lettuce E.Coli Outbreak Recalls Cauliflower from Alex Lasker, from AOL.Com[…]
If you are cooking this holiday season and have extra food scraps or wondering how to curb food waste click on the link below to read more. Three Easy Ways to be Grateful for Your Food Scraps This Holiday Season from Aralyn Beaumont at Chefs Feed To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press[…]