France’s National Assembly approved a draft bill May 30 that would raise regulated minimum food prices and put curbs on supermarket promotions. | Getty image

French lawmakers approve field-to-fork food bill

PARIS, France (Reuters) — France’s National Assembly approved a draft bill May 30 that would raise regulated minimum food prices and put curbs on supermarket promotions. The legislation is designed to increase farmers’ income, improve food quality and fight waste. The field-to-fork review was a campaign promise of President Emmanuel Macron to farmers who complained […] Read more

The most common point where food waste occurs in Canada is in the home.  |  File photo

Food industry takes aim at food waste

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity and an association of food manufacturing organizations will lead the research

Two Canadian food organizations have secured a grant worth more than $650,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation to examine Canadian attitudes on food waste and to help Canadian food and beverage companies reduce the amount of waste that occurs during their manufacturing processes. The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity and the Provision Coalition — an association […] Read more



Kaitlyn Dilsner, Taryn Heidebrecht, and Lauren Palmer, Grade 12 students at Clavet Composite School, invested more than nine hours to produce their video, which took first place and a $500 prize in a Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council competition. | YouTube screencap

Students tackle food waste

Three rural Saskatchewan teens hammed it up in a 30 second video to help curb food waste. Kaitlyn Dilsner, Taryn Heidebrecht, and Lauren Palmer, Grade 12 students at Clavet Composite School, invested more than nine hours to produce the video, which took first place and a $500 prize in a Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council competition. […] Read more

Wasting food also wastes resources, including the water used to produce and transport the food. | File photo

Waste not, want not, food for thought

Friends offered these suggestions on how to prevent food waste

The statistics on food waste are staggering. We like to blame transportation, overproduction, processing and packaging but 51 percent of all food waste in Canada is in the home, according to Statistics Canada. Wasting food also wastes resources, including the water used to produce and transport the food. Providing better information on food care and […] Read more