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US Meat Supply Chain Breaks Down, Reveals Danger Of Livestock Industry

4 Mins Read The coronavirus pandemic is pushing the food supply chain all over the world to its limits, but the latest news emerging from the United States has spotlighted global attention on the danger, cruelty and unsustainable nature of the livestock industry in the country. Meat processing plants are shutting down, farmers are forced to cull millions […]

China Needs To Fight Its Massive Food Waste To Combat Climate Change

3 Mins Read China is facing a massive food waste crisis. Over 6% of China’s total food production is already lost before reaching consumers, and restaurants in Chinese cities throw away an average of a third of food served. Amid the climate crisis and an already vulnerable global food system exposed by the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is […]

Hong Kong’s Breadline App Redirects Leftover Loaves To People In Need

4 Mins Read Recently launched web app Breadline is helping to fight food waste in Hong Kong. Users can use the app to track where leftover loaves and baked goods are, which they can then collect and bring to a designated charity for those in need. Launched by Baptist University assistant professor and Hong Kong food waste expert […]

The Richer Asia Gets, The Bigger The Food Waste Problem

4 Mins Read A new study by Dutch scientists finds that the wealthier we get, the more food becomes wasted. Linking throwing out food to affluence, the researchers highlight the challenges that lie ahead for combating one of the biggest environmental issues in the world – food waste. Especially in Asia where nations are undergoing rapid urbanisation, development […]

SG Food Waste Startup Lumitics Raises US$557,000 In Seed Round

4 Mins Read Singaporean startup Lumitics, a food waste technology company, has recently secured US$557,000 in an oversubscribed seed funding round. The financing was led by boutique early stage investment firm ReadyVentures and angel investor and hospitality veteran Franck Courmont. Lumitics’ proprietary device is called Insight, a smart waste tracker that uses sensors and image recognition to identify […]

5 Ways To Reduce Food Waste At Home From Feeding Hong Kong’s Founder

2 Mins Read As the founder of Hong Kong’s first globally affiliated food bank, Feeding Hong Kong, Gabrielle Kirstein knows a thing or two about food waste. Feeding Hong Kong has to-date provided over 7.3 million meals to Hong Kong’s hungriest. While her charity focuses on collecting and redistributing food that would otherwise be wasted by companies, it […]

Concrete Made From Carrots: How Food Waste Is Can Help Make Buildings Stronger

2 Mins Read Research currently being conducted at Lancaster University suggests that concrete can be made stronger using extracted nanoparticles from vegetables, which can reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with cement manufacturing. The study, funded by the European Unions Horizon 2020, also provides an avenue to solve global food waste. Conventional manufacturing of concrete involves […]

Zero Heroes: Hong Kong’s Most Inspiring Zero Waste Kings & Queens

11 Mins Read As humans, we make choices every single day that matter so much more than it may seem. Your life today is a result of a cumulative series of decisions you made yesterday. Collectively, as a race, we have made decisions – good and bad – that have brought our ecosystem to where its at now. There is no denying […]

Food Savior Is A New Online Platform Tackling Food Waste In Hong Kong With Smart Business

4 Mins Read As one of the world’s most famed culinary capitals, Hong Kong is home to thousands of restaurants. Between our 87 Michelin-starred restaurants, exquisite upscale dining, traditional Chinese eateries, trendy pop-up cafes, and glorious hole-in-the-wall joints, Hong Kong is a city that loves to eat. The dark side of our foodie-crazed world is that our gluttonous city […]

Global Food Waste Trends: Solutions & Inspiration

4 Mins Read It is unthinkable that in a world where so many go hungry, food wastage is such a massive problem. And yet, here we are. An astounding 30 to 40% of all the food that is produced across the planet is wasted. Beyond the moral arguments (how can we waste food when famine is still on […]

Green Queen Giving: Foodlink Foundation – Tirelessly Tackling Food Waste & Hunger

3 Mins Read How was Foodlink Foundation (FF) started? Foodlink Foundation was established at the end of 2001 after our founder, Mrs. Vanessa Hwang, identified a serious need for hunger alleviation among lower-income groups in Hong Kong. What is the mission of FF? Foodlink Foundation is a registered Hong Kong charity dedicated to fighting hunger, building self-sufficiency and fostering nutritional wellness among those […]

Great Ideas to Stop Wasting Food

3 Mins Read Millions of human beings still don’t have enough to eat and famines continue to be a serious risk in many parts of the world. And yet, the wastage of food is a massive problem in developed countries. Buying too many groceries, forgetting what’s in the pantry and buying the same ingredients twice, going out to […]