Why is Perfectly Good Meat Being Thrown Away?

Like perfectly good fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood are thrown out before their best before dates by grocery stores, supermarkets and other distributors. In fact, between farms, restaurants, grocery stores and homes, approximately $31 billion dollars worth of food is thrown away each year, in Canada alone! Meanwhile, our landfills are filling up, and Canadians are going hungry.

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Why GoodFoodForAll.Org Uses the Flashfood App

Last week, we had the opportunity to speak to Elizabeth Fisher, the Executive Director at Good Food for All. Good Food For All is a non-profit organization that provides after school programs in the form of food and nutrition education to youth aged 13 to 19 years old in East Vancouver. Along with food and nutrition education, they also provide snacks to the youth 5 times a week, and have been doing so for almost 3 years now.

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What Makes Produce "Ugly"?

Each year in Canada, nearly 25 million pounds of fruit and vegetables are thrown out before it ever reaches grocery store shelves or other distributors. So, what’s the difference between the produce on grocery store shelves and the produce thrown out that’s deemed unsellable? Simply put, it all comes down to aesthetics.

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5 Creative Ways to Turn Kitchen Scraps into Delicious Food

People have been using leftover and “bad” food to create amazing meals, snacks and drinks for as long as we’ve been cooking. Think of a spotty and browned banana - it loses some appeal to be eaten as is, but it’s now the perfect ingredient for delicious banana bread! In fact, banana bread and similar treats actually favour browned bananas due to their increased sweetness and less starchy texture than when completely yellow. 

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