Books

Too Good To Waste: How to Eat Everything by Victoria Glass – next level food waste recipes! How to cook fava bean shells, pumpkin skins, and lemon peels, among other foods.

Waste Free Kitchen Handbook by Dana Gunders – a book from a Natural Resources Defense Council scientist all about how not to waste food.

The Emergency Pantry Handbook by Kate Rowinski – a book about what you might need in an emergency, but also a great guide to preserving food.

Articles

National Geographic: Too Good to Waste – all about how “ugly” produce can save the world.

Disrupting Food Waste in the Workplace from the Rockefeller Foundation – is there a lot of wasted food at your work? Here are some tips on how to combat that issue.

10 Ways to get Kids to Waste Less Food from ivaluefood.com

Documentaries and videos

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste – produced by Anthony Bourdain

Dive! Living off America’s Waste – a movie about how one man’s trash is another man’s dinner

Food Fighter: One Woman’s Crusade Against Waste – about an Australian woman named Ronni Kahn.

Ted Talks – Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal.

The Life of a Strawberry

Edible, but Ugly a video from The New York Times about the issue of ugly food.

Radio Stories

Oregon Public Broadcasting: What a Waste – a series about food waste.

NPR: Here and Now – about how one restaurant is putting food waste on the menu.

NPR: The Salt – search for food waste. There are articles about all kinds of things folks are doing to combat food waste.

Websites

Save the Food: from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the AdCouncil

Still Tasty: your ultimate shelf life guide – all about how long food lasts and how to navigate dates on food.

Global News Canada: some great info-graphics showing volume of food waste.

Blogs

Kim Ely’s blog Long Island Sounds: a Rethink Food Waste Challenge participant from May 2018

Paleohacks: 9 edible, healthy foods you were told not to eat – up your game by eating things you didn’t think were edible!

Technology and Food Waste

Rethink Food Waste: Shop Smarter and Technology

Who is helping – in our community, our country and in the world

Combating Food Waste: Deschutes County and Beyond from the Rethink Waste Project

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