Thursday, December 27, 2012

Launching Food Tank: The Food Think Tank!Danielle Nierenberg

Dear Naresh,

Today, in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal entitled "Hungering for a Solution to Food Losses(see below or click HERE), Anna Lappe and I discuss the enormous amount of food wasted worldwide. In the United States alone, we waste about five million tons of food just between Thanksgiving and New Year's— that's enough to fill 125,000 18-wheelers, which would stretch from Chicago to Seattle.

Fortunately, there are a lot of amazing groups and individuals working on preventing waste throughout the world. The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition in Italy, for example, recently published a report on the importance of identifying better ways to measure food loss and food waste. And Dana Gunders (Natural Resources Defense Council), Selina Juul (Stop Wasting Food), and Tristram Stuart (Feeding the 5000) are all doing work to create awareness, educate consumers, and identify solutions for preventing waste all along the food chain. In addition, Jonathan Bloom, author ofAmerican Wasteland, offered these 10 waste-saving tips for holiday gatherings in The Huffington Post.

In just 15 days, Ellen Gustafson and I will be launching Food Tank: The Food Think Tank! Please connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Happy new year!

Danielle Nierenberg
Co-Founder, Food Tank

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