Whole Foods Market Inc. follows a strong food waste strategy to prevent and divert food from entering landfill, mirroring what is proposed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Food Recovery Hierarchy. According to Whole Foods, each store’s team members are thoroughly trained on food waste efficiency, from smart ordering to food donation best practices.
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Consumers don’t just support causes with their words — they’re also willing to put more of their money behind value-driven brands, according to the results Akeneo’s recent survey of 3,500 consumers in seven countries.
By partnering with family farms and the food and beverage industries, the anaerobic digestion facilities at Goodrich Family Farm repurpose unavoidable food waste into value for people and the planet. Building these farm-powered facilities on farms leverages the amazing synergies that exist between food waste recycling and regenerative agriculture practices.
Regenerative ag is a growing, dynamic movement that has potential for tremendous climate reversal and healthy food production. When even Neil Young says, “Put the carbon back in the soil," you know it’s time to get on board.
As much as 40 percent of the country's food supply gets thrown out. In Massachusetts, Vanguard Renewables, its farm partners, and companies including Whole Foods are combining that food waste with manure to produce renewable energy.
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The potential of renewable natural gas in the decarbonization landscape is examined in this Q&A with Johannes Escudero, CEO and Executive Director of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition).
Vanguard’s six facilities, located on dairy farms across Massachusetts and in Vermont, convert a combination of food waste and manure from farms into natural gas using a process called anaerobic digestion.
The promise of renewable natural gas is a sustainability win that has been financially and logistically out of reach for even the largest companies. Vanguard Renewables created the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance to start delivering on this promise for its founding members Unilever, Starbucks and Dairy Farmers of America.
Project Drawdown’s 2020 Review cites food waste reduction as the Number One solution in a list of 80+ solutions for combating climate change. Meet food industry leaders committed to pivot unavoidable food waste from a detrimental source of damaging greenhouse gas to carbon-negative renewable natural gas; a powerful tool to fight climate change.