Double down on reducing food waste

Here are 5 tips for reducing food waste and saving your food & money. By Lucia Weiler, BSc, RD, PHEc Reducing food waste at home is a priority issue for the National Zero Waste Council. Did you know that Canadian households waste more food than they realize? Think for a moment – what foods do […]

IKEA Canada releases food waste cookbook

Finding useful and delicious ways to minimize waste is an age-old challenge in foodservice. Now, IKEA Canada’s food waste cookbook is here to help. The IKEA ScrapsBook cookbook is a collaborative project with 10 North American chefs featuring recipes using kitchen waste. The food waste cookbook features renowned chefs such as Adrian Forte, Craig Wong […]

COVID-19 driving Canadians to waste less food: survey

A new nationwide survey shows that Canadians are wasting less food while COVID-19 public health measures have been in place. Love Food Hate Waste Canada, delivered by the National Zero Waste Council in conjunction with its campaign partners, worked with the Mustel Group to understand how food purchasing, storage, consumption and food waste behaviours have […]

Second Harvest partners with Loblaws to fight food waste in B.C.

Press Release Today, Loblaw Companies Limited and Second Harvest further solidified their commitment to tackle food waste in Canada with the expansion of FoodRescue.ca to British Columbia. Made possible by a donation of $415,000 from Loblaw to Second Harvest, this free online platform connects food businesses directly with social services and non-profit organizations who feed […]

IKEA’s new salmon ball cuts down on food waste

Press Release Today, IKEA Canada grows its (m)eatball range, introducing the salmon ball to restaurants from coast to coast. Joining its predecessors — the Swedish meatball and plant-based veggie ball – the salmon ball is a natural next step in making IKEA Restaurants a destination for more sustainably sourced food at an affordable price. Made from ASC-certified […]

EDC invests in Canadian food technology company P&P Optica

Press Release Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s Export Credit Agency, is pleased to announce a $1 million investment into Canadian Cleantech company P&P Optica (PPO), an Ontario-based firm that uses imaging and machine-learning to assess food composition and quality as well as detect contamination by foreign objects. Benefits include improving the overall Canadian food supply and reducing waste in this […]

Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release report on avoidable food waste

Press Release Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada — amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes — is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 percent – equalling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost food – is avoidable and is edible food that could be redirected to support people in our communities. The total […]