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Dispatches from Europe: Getting tough on food waste

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Clarissa MorawskiFood waste has become an increasingly hot topic in recent months and for good reason. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), about one-third of all food produced in the world for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion metric tons – ends up as waste each year.

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How I Spent My Grant: Elementary students master ABCs of food diversion

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Azevada_Composting_ProgramOrganization: Azevada Elementary School; Fremont, Calif.

Grant: $5,000 Community Outreach Grant from Alameda County public agency StopWaste to improve food scrap recovery at the school through the Go Green Lunch Project. It was awarded for the 2014-2015 school year, and the program is now self-managing.

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