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#RecipeForDisaster Is A New Campaign To Reduce Waste

The World Food Programme (WFP) has created a new social media campaign that wants us to turn food waste from a recipe “for disaster” its called #RecipeForDisaster.

The campaign asks you to make a meal out of ingredients that are near expiration date or about ready to spoil, then share photos or videos of the completed dish with the hashtag #RecipeForDisaster.  

The Spoon points to an article in The Guardian that argued that millennials’ obsession…

July 23, 2018 Watch Video

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High Tech Ag Is Changing The Way We Grow Our Foods

Food waste during the growing of our foods is expensive in dollars and the impact on our environment.

According to a 2016 McKinsey & Company report on how big data will revolutionize the global food chain, about one-third of all…

July 20, 2018 Watch Video

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Let’s Talk About Restaurant Delivery For A Change

We focus a lot on grocery delivery, but lets remember that its actually restaurant delivery that that has been a mainstay for well over a half a century.

Which is now causing a physical space problem for many restaurants who have to make room to prepare and fulfill those orders. And in some cases even add special staff. 


July 19, 2018 Watch Video

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What Trump’s Tariffs Mean For Food

Trump has issued a 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminum imported from the EU, China, Canada and Mexico and these moves are expected to take a particularly heavy toll on the American farmer.

Tariffs are added fees that companies must pay to import specific goods from certain countries. 

Melissa Harrington, sales director for Descartes Systems Group, a logistics and supply chain tech business based in Toronto…

July 18, 2018 Watch Video

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Get Ready for a New Era of Transparency

Marion Nestle has a new book coming out this fall – Unsavory Truth, How food Companies Skew The Science Of What We Eat and there is little doubt that once again the prolific author will shake up the food industry.

It’s release is coming at a time where the curtain is being pulled back on just who is funding research and how the findings may be being influenced to the consumer’s detriment. 

One example ripped from the headlines: A 2015 Gallup poll found that 1 in 5 Americans believe “moderate” drinking…

July 17, 2018 Watch Video

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A New Study Tries to Make the Case for Center Store

Sounding like it was ripped from the headlines, a new Catalina study gives the impression that if they say how important center store is – again and again and again, we will believe it.

Their report “The Center Store Revolution: Innovation Drives Trips and Category Growth,”says thatthe Center Store remains a ‘vital driver of trips and volume for grocery retailers’, with more than 99 percent of all shoppers purchasing from the Center Store in 2017.  Well of course 99 percent bought…

July 16, 2018 Watch Video

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5 Food Trends Revealed For Grocerants

JLL Foodservice Consulting has in their words “scoured the globe for the most weird, wonderful but also prophetic innovations in the world of foodservice.”

The report starts out by stating that While some retail spend has migrated online, eating out spend has boomed. In the US eating out spend has overtaken grocery spend, and Western Europe is not far behind. We have moved from a retail economy to an experience economy, with foodservice acting as a new…

July 13, 2018 Watch Video

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Is Animal Agriculture About To Change?

A recent TEDx talk examines the problems of animal farming - and how humanity can overcome it.

Jacy Reese is the Research Director at Sentience Institute, a think tank researching the most effective strategies to expand humanity's moral circle gave a recent Tedx Talk proclaiming…

July 12, 2018 Watch Video

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Will Our Kids Be The Solution To Climate Change?

Across the pond, Project Earth Rock creates songs, animation and videos about sustainability for schools.

One of their customers is Fleet primary school in north London, where children between the ages of three and 11 are learning songs about climate change and the environment. Music as we all know can be a very effective tool for change and for understanding. The cost is based on the number of…

July 11, 2018 Watch Video

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Is Sainsbury’s Following Uber’s Lead?

A couple of weeks ago we told you about Uber’s new program using eBikes to make deliveries for Uber Eats.

Now, Sainsbury's has launched the first UK trial of e-bikes for grocery deliveries, with a fleet of five electric cargo bikes hitting the streets of London. Customers in a three-mile radius of the Sainsbury's store in Streatham, South London ordering less than 275 lbs. of grocery are eligible…

July 10, 2018 Watch Video

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