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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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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Food Recovery Network Looks to End Food Wastage in Seattle's Restaurants

Seattle made headlines several months ago when the city enacted a local food compost program in efforts to help curtail the city's staggering levels of food wastage. Yet some restaurants still felt they could do more and with the help of local program Food Recovery Network, a number of Seattle's top restaurants are looking to end food wastage in their own restaurants by donating any surplus to church groups and women's shelters.

Recently, University of Washington students have joined with the program, volunteering their time to pick up and redistribute restaurants' excess food products that would have normally ended up in landfills. Read More