Goodr: Solving Food Waste and Food Security with Blockchain

Goodr: Solving Food Waste and Food Security with Blockchain
  • How can you avoid food waste?

  • Blockchain technology can help show you how much food you’re wasting.

The USDA’s Economic Research Service estimates American consumers waste 133 billion pounds of food each year. Goodr, a food waste management company has a solution that utilizes blockchain technology.

The Atlanta-based company provides a service that picks up surplus food from corporations and delivers it to local charities— solving both food waste and hunger.

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FoodMaven Is Solving All of The Industry's Problems, Starting with Food Waste

FoodMaven Is Solving All of The Industry's Problems, Starting with Food Waste

On this episode of The Barron Report, we explore an issue that has been plaguing our industry for years. Patrick Bultema and FoodMaven have been working to completely optimize food distribution systems in Colorado to reduce food waste, and they’re getting really good at it. Hear how FoodMaven is a win-win for producers, restaurateurs, food manufacturers, food banks, and the environment, all in this Earth-saving episode.

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DoorDash is Using Its Technology to Give Back to the Needy

DoorDash is Using Its Technology to Give Back to the Needy

By law, restaurant owners cannot serve leftover food to guests the following day. So, what is a chef or restaurateur to do with all the extra food?

You could always have employees take some home, but what if you still have more after that?

According to “Fast Company,” “An average restaurant might waste 100,000 pounds of foods a year.”

Enter DoorDash. This food delivery company is using its algorithm to help restaurant owners with a surplus of food finding a person to deliver it to the nearest shelter caring for hungry homeless people, for example.

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2016 James Beard Foundation Food Conference Takeaways

2016 James Beard Foundation Food Conference Takeaways

By Brian Murphy, Foodable Industry Expert

Each year, great minds gather to examine the food system in the United States and beyond. This year at the 2016 James Beard Foundation Food Conference, the lens used in that examination was “Now Trending: The Making of a Food Movement.”

People from a variety of food backgrounds took a few days to pause and understand what food trends exist, what movements are taking place, and considered what the next steps should be.  Speakers and attendees left with pages of notes and a deeper understanding of where we are with our food system. The James Beard Foundation took an inspired approach to the analysis at the 2016 JBF Food Conference, including speakers who ranged from fashion experts and trendologists to business strategists and leaders of movements in order to break down everything from consumer behavior to the issues that drive the food system.

Missed out on the conference? Have no fear — jot these takeaways down for some food for thought

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Johnson & Wales Gets Creative With Food Waste

Photo Credit: Providence Journal  

Photo Credit: Providence Journal  

Food waste is an inevitable consequence of operating a kitchen. It's estimated that about 10% of solid waste is wasted food, and Johnson & Wales, a school that produces 200 tons of waste in just two of its buildings, is doing something about it.

The solution? Reuse it, of course. The Biogreen360 Machine is larger than a refrigerator, processes 1,500 pounds of food waste a day, and is used to convert food scraps into compost-like material to be used as enriched soil and mulch. Read More