The Washington State Fruit Commission received $100,000 in federal money to promote cherries in Indonesia, but Sen. Tom Coburn says this is a waste of taxpayer money.
December 23, 2011 The government is throwing money away building pancake houses in tony neighborhoods, promoting cherries in Indonesia, and advertising farmers' markets in Oklahoma, a conservative senator says.
A prep cook drops apple skins into a food scrap recycling container in San Francisco.
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November 28, 2011 Up to now, food waste hasn't been a big priority for Unilever, though it's one of the central flaws in the global food system. Now, the company is realizing that it's a big concern among diners.
Greenhouse gas emissions from wasted food: Comparing commodities
October 7, 2011 The greenhouse gas emissions from the 55 million tons of food the U.S. food wastes every year add up to 135 million tons a year. Some foods, like beef, have a much bigger impact on the climate than others.
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