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The Model Behavior of Municipal Composters

04/27/15 04:20PM

In 2009, San Francisco implemented a policy mandating that residents compost their food waste.  That year, the EPA estimated that over 97% of municipalities’ discarded food was ending up in either landfills or incinerators.  Besides being an undeniably shameful amount of food to waste (tens of millions of tons) in a country where millions go... read more

Meet our "Just Eat It" Panel

04/22/15 11:07AM

Wednesday is Earth Day and in honor of the annual celebration, msnbc is airing "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story". Following its premiere at 10 pm ET, Tom Colicchio will moderate a panel discussion to examine the price of food, the mysteries of food labeling and what we can do to curb food waste. read more


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