Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

Reduce food waste to combat world hunger and slow global climate change

The UC Cooperative Extension Compost Education Program facility at Martial Cottle Park in San Jose.

One-third of the world's food is spoiled or tossed rather than eaten, a fact that is tragic when nearly one billion people go hungry. The injustice of food waste is worsened by the fact that food decomposing in landfills emits greenhouse gases that...

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Cafeteria Promotions Enhance Farm to School Efforts
School food service directors in the Bay Area have been working with wholesalers and farmers to include more local or regional produce in school meals despite tight budgets and procurement challenges. However, because students, particularly low-income students, are often unfamiliar with locally grown foods, additional promotional efforts are needed to introduce the unfamiliar items to students and reduce potential food waste.

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