Fall 2020 Update
In the past few months, issues of climate change and the impact on our food systems have been making the news with increasing frequency and seriousness. Here are a few articles that show this trend.
200 Major Food Companies Commit to Reduce Food Waste in Half by 2030
In Oregon, specifically…
Oregon League of Conservation Voters alerted communities to speak up in Public Comment Hearings to weigh in to what the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality will do to respond to Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order that the state of Oregon achieve 80% reduction from 1990 levels by 2050.
According to the DEQ website, the agency “is in the process of developing a new program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the effects of climate change. This program will cap and reduce emissions from some of the most significant sources in Oregon, including large stationary sources, transportation fuels, and other liquid and gaseous fuels, such as natural gas.
In order to design an emissions reduction program shaped by input from stakeholders, DEQ is conducting a three-phase process. DEQ is currently in the second phase, gathering public input to help identify key issues, and will next move into a formal rulemaking period, which will include further opportunities for public engagement. Rules will be proposed to the Environmental Quality Commission in late 2021 so that the program is ready to start in January 2022.”
Click here :Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Cap and Reduce Program to learn more directly from Oregon’s DEQ website.
Previously on “Learn More”>>>
DEQ – Strategy for Preventing the Wasting of Food
Save the Food – Help others less fortunate to keep food safely
Creating a sustainable food future – A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050
10-Step Plan for the World to Halve Food Loss and Waste By 2030
Save The Food: excellent guide to cut food waste – and save money
EPA – Reducing Wasted Food At Home
OSU Extension – Home Food Safety and Preservation Program
Eat Smart, Waste Less – and save money, too!
Going Zero Waste – with many tips, including food
Find recipes for the food you have on hand
Link to Cropmobster.com
Link to RVFSN Flavor Guide
Here is an article that will provide good background information. –https://cindithompson.com/2019/07/12/food-waste/ – FOOD WASTE
Link to an article about how everyday decisions that individuals make about shopping and eating impacts our food system and sustainability. –https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/dining/climate-change-food-eating-habits.html