Samsung's fridge with an LCD screen has 28 cubic feet of space inside.
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May 4, 2012 Two companies have debuted so-called "smart fridges," which have built-in apps designed to keep track of food expiration dates and items that get buried so deep that they'll never be found in time to eat.
LemonsPlace of production: Limassol, CyprusTransporting distance: 2.050 km Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,72 kg Water requirement (total) per kg: 448 l
April 14, 2012 One third of food is wasted worldwide, according to the U.N. Photographer Klaus Pichler gives rotten food the glamour treatment to make that point. But will it make us be more careful about how we buy and use food?
March 11, 2012 A surprising amount of energy is wasted along the way as we grow, process, transport and eat our food. Making changes in this chain is one not-so-obvious path to curbing our energy consumption.
A platter of wraps for a Super Bowl party.
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February 6, 2012 The NFL has made reducing food waste one of its environmental priorities for the Super Bowl. This year, a food rescue group in Indianapolis has recovered more than 20,000 pounds of Super Bowl leftovers for needy groups in town.
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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