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DW – Living Planet: New food waste law comes to California

If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter according to UNEP. It takes lots of energy to produce food and when it breaks down in landfills, it releases methane. The US state of California is trying to do something about this by enacting a law designed to fight organic […]

GIGTANK365 celebrates first participant — Careit 

National startup Careit, which is a tech company that makes it easy for businesses + orgs to donate surplus food to nonprofits, became the first to join CO.LAB’s revamped accelerator program. The company’s app and software allows businesses with surplus edible food — think restaurants, grocery stores, caterers, hospitals — to post donations to local nonprofits […]

Can We Extend School Nutrition Beyond the School Day?

Technology could be what helps keep students fed — even after the bell rings. When lockdown began in 2020 and schools shut their doors due to COVID-19, Americans at large learned a little-known but longstanding truth: schools do a whole lot more for our children than just educate them. Namely, schools help keep a huge […]

Hunger, Waste, Communities Connected through an App

Finding a local charity to donate to can be daunting.  Fortunately, a Los Angeles company created a technology platform called Careit to handle all of those logistics.

Restaurant Food Waste

Food doesn’t have to be thrown away at all. Much of it can be rescued to feed animals, or composted for fuel or soil amendments, or more importantly, to feed people who don’t have enough to eat.  But most restaurants struggle with where to even get started.