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Learn About Food Waste

Posted by Guest Editor on Thursday, November 29, 2012,

Food waste is categorized as food that has been discarded or gone uneaten. It can consist of raw, cooked, edible, and inedible (bones, etc.) materials. In the United States more than 34 million tons of food waste is generated and 1.3 billion tons globally.

Generating this type of food waste has both economical and environmental consequences. No matter who you are, a portion of your income goes to buying food. Therefore, you are throwing away money. By taking part in simple practices you ca...

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Green Energy Matrix in the US Food System

Posted by Guest Editor on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Must read 
Energy breakdown for the food production system includes about 20 percent of overall energy used in agricultural production, 14 percent for transport, 16 percent for processing, another 7 percent for packaging, 4 percent in food retailing 7 percent in restaurants and caterers and a whopping 32 percent goes to home refrigeration and preparation.

What do you think are the solutions to this challenge:

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Economic Opportunities From Fighting Global Warming in Oregon

Posted by Editor on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, In : News 
By Rose Anderson

The dangers of anthropogenic climate change can be viewed as both a challenge and an opportunity. Each state in the US has unique opportunities to prosper by participating in the reduction of green house gas (GHG) emissions. In Oregon, there are many unique opportunities to strengthen the Oregon economy and improve the well-being of current and future generations through GHG reduction.

Why Investment in GHG Reduction Makes Sense for Oregonians?

• In Oregon, there are more t...
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