Food Waste and Hunger in the News (August 11, 2017)

Food Waste and Hunger in the News

  • San Francisco turns food waste into nutrient-rich and profitable compost. It’s a complicated process that hinges on residents, businesses and tourists all buying in. So far, most have. That’s led to a monumental reduction in garbage sent to landfills.
  • If IBM’s Watson could beat “Jeopardy” champion Ken Jennings, can the same artificial intelligence also be used to combat food waste?
  • Researchers from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by nearly $1 million from the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
  • Why is hunger a problem in Arizona and what are the action steps needed to ensure food security for all Arizonans?