Education Corner: The True Cost of Eating Healthy in These ‘Food Deserts’ Across America

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[…]

Education Corner: 11 Food Desert Heroes Making Change Across America

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[…]

Education Corner: 6 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Cut Your Grocery Bil

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[…]

Education Corner: The Climate Impact of the Food in the Back of Your Fridge

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[…]

Education Corner: Most People Waste More Food Than They Think – Here’s How To Fix It

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[…]

Education Corner: South Korea Tackles Food Waste

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.

Education Corner: FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’

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[…]

Education Corner: Interview with La Onda 1190 AM

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[…]

Education Corner: Financial Assistance for People with Diabetes

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.

Education Corner: Thank You To The West Valley Mavericks Foundation

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[…]

Education Corner: 69 Percent of Brits Don’t Know Food Waste Contributes to Climate Change

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[…]

Education Corner: Why and How to Measure Food Lost and Waste

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.

Education Corner: KGUN 9: Curbing Hunger and Food Waste

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.

Education Corner: Produce Rescue: Nogales Group Feeds Vulnerable Communities as it Fights Food Waste

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[…]

Education Corner: Americans Waste 150,000 Tons of Food Each Day – Equal to a Pound Per Person

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,[…]

Education Corner: The Rocket Composter

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[…]

Education Corner: 10 Dirty Secrets From Your Supermarket Produce Departments

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.

Education Corner: Fruit Recalled from Walmart, Costco, and Aldi over Listeria Concerns

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[…]

We Are Here to Help You – Furloughed Federal Workers

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[…]

Education Corner: Meet the App Creator Reducing Restaurant Food Waste While Making Dining Affordable

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 & CEO of Borderlands Produce Rescue

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[…]

Education Corner: 10 Food Waste Facts

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.

Education Corner: Here’s Why You Should Be Washing All Your Produce Before You Use It – Yes, Even Onions

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[…]

Education Corner: 5 Things to Eat or Avoid if You Have Pre-Diabetes

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.

Education Corner: 4 Healthy Food Trends You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere in 2019

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.

Education Corner: Farm Connected to Romaine Lettuce E.Coli Outbreak Recalls Cauliflower

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[…]

Education Corner: Three Easy Ways to Be Grateful for Your Food Scraps This Holiday Season

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[…]

Education Corner: Romain Lettuce is Not Safe to Eat Whatsoever, CDC Warns All of U.S.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting all of United States to not eat any romaine lettuce including whole heads and hearts, chopped, organic and salad mixes with romaine until there is more information.  Click on the link below to read more. Romaine Lettuce is Not Safe to Eat Whatsoever, CDC Warns All[…]

Education Corner: Is It Safer to Buy Packaged Fruits and Vegetables?

When you see pre-cut produce wrapped in Styrofoam and cellophane in the aisle of your favorite grocery store do you think it is safe to eat or as nutritious when it was picked? Is It Safer to Buy Packaged Fruits and Vegetables? from Jill Waldbieser at Men’s Health. To access our previous Education Corner postings,[…]

Education Corner: Austin Passes law Requiring Restaurants to Donate or Compost Uneaten Food

Read about the City of Austin, Texas hopping on board and being the first American city to pass a law requiring restaurants to donate or compost uneaten food.  Under the new law, all businesses that serve food-including restaurants, certain shops, farmer’s markets, and even sites involved in its preparation and processing-are forbidden from throwing away[…]

Education Corner: 6 Ways to Use Up Limp Vegetables

Learn how to save money and use the few extra veggies still in your refrigerator. 6 Ways to Use Up Limp Vegetables – Linda from KCET More previous postings of our Education Corners are located in the Press Room page of our website

Education Corner: Akshaya Venkatesh, One of our Own

Akshaya Venkatesh, a 14 years old STEM student and also a volunteer of Borderlands Produce Rescue who developed an app to rescue locally harvested produce from residents’ backyards also in the process of developing an app for our Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) program has been selected to the top 30 finalist[…]

Education Corner: Generation Waste: Why are Millennials Throwing Away So Much Food?

Read this article to find out why are the Mellinnials wasting so much food in the United Kingdom. Generation Waste: Why are Millennials Throwing Away So Much Food? from Somini Sengupta of the New York Times

Education Corner: How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think

United States is the #1 country in food waste but how do the other countries around the world compare to us? How Much Food Do We Waste?  Probably More Than You Think from Somini Sengupta of the New York Times

Education Corner: 5 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Kitchen Waste

The U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that American consumers waste almost one pound of food per day, which equates to 225 to 290 pounds per person per year.  Learn 5 easy effective tips you can adopt to cut down on food and kitchen waste in your home. 5 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Kitchen[…]

Education Corner: How San Francisco is Becoming a Zero Waste City

Did you know cities around the world produce so much trash each day, there could be 3,100 miles of garbage trucks that could line up back to back.  Learn how one of the largest cities in the United States has set their ambitions to become zero waste by the year 2020. How San Francisco is[…]