The U.S. wastes $161 billion in food each year, some of that due to consumer confusion over packaging labels.The FDA is backing a uniform label to show when a product's quality might start to fade.Regulators say the move would curtail misunderstandings that lead to 20% of household food waste.When it comes to labels on food, there's no agreed upon wording to let consumers know when to toss packaged grocery items. Public confusion over how long they can keep and safely eat products is part of the reason Americans throw away roughly a third of their food -- about $161 billion worth -- each year. Compounding the uncertainty for consumers about when to toss food is the array of descriptions producers use to signal a product's shelf life. Those include "use by," "sell by," "freeze by," "best if used before" and "expires on," leaving the public unclear on the safety of products and causing lots of perfectly fine food to get tossed. The current excessive waste is akin to a shopper … [Read more...] about What does “best if used by” on packaged food really mean?
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Papua New Guinea’s agriculture is naturally organic. And the global demand for organic food is a fast growing industry that is today estimated to be worth US$1 trillion (K3.38 trillion). The National’s senior writer MALUM NALU talks to stakeholders on the need to add value to agriculture produce. THE American Medical Association had in 2018 published a study drawing a strong correlation between eating organic foods and reducing the risk of cancer. Minape … there’s high demand in the international market for organic food … [Read more...] about PNG can tap trillion-dollar international organic food market
The impact of climate change has been greatly felt by market vendors who are heavily reliant on their market sales for their income and today; members of the Silae Vanua Market Vendors Association (SVMVA) were able to share their experiences of how they are addressing such changes with the United Nations (UN) Secretary General (SG) Antonio Guterres, at the Port Vila Market, during his first official visit to Vanuatu.The Acting Lord Mayor of Port Vila, Peter Yamack, greeted SG Guterres where he also met other dignitaries including Government representatives, the Diplomatic Corps including UN Women Representative, Sandra Bernklau, before he began his tour of the market, guided by Rachel Merang, the SVMVA President.UN Women’s Markets for Change Project works closely with market vendors in Vanuatu, and across the Pacific towards safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory market spaces, promoting gender equality and women’s economic empowerment which strengthens resilience for both … [Read more...] about UN Secretary General visits Port Vila market vendors
The Bigg Market may be associated with a boozy night on the town but its recent makeover means the street can return to its roots - once a month at least. A produce market will pop up on the Bigg Market on the final Friday of each month, when NE1 launches Bigg Foodie Fridays later this month. Street food and local produce traders will set up their stalls on the Bigg Market for the daytime events. Foodie Fridays will bring a market back to the area, where barley was historically sold before the Bigg Market became synonymous with partying and fell into a daytime decline. Stalls will line the road's newly installed step terraces, once the markets get underway. Alex Slack, NE1 Ltd Project Manager for the Bigg Market said: "NE1 Ltd’s regeneration of the Bigg Market was designed to bring new life into the area and one way of doing this was to play to the area’s strengths. "The Bigg Market is steeped in history as a market venue – even its name, Bigg is taken from a … [Read more...] about The Bigg Market will host a food market every month
In Paris, the abandoned 16th century Saint-Vincent de Paul hospital campus has been reimagined as Les Grands Voisins, a "utopian village", with bars and restaurants, a flea market, greenhouses, football pitches, camping and more. It's one of the coolest places in the city. In Belfast, St George's Market (voted the UK's Best Large Indoor Market 2019) holds weekly food and craft markets, and a variety of cultural events such as Chinese New Year. The Friday variety market dates back to 1604, and is home to 300 market stalls selling everything from fish (there are 23 fish stalls), to fruit and vegetables, to antiques, books and clothes. The Saturday market offers a huge range of local and specialty foods as well as crafts, flowers, plants and local photography, pottery, glass and metal work, while the Sunday market is a mixture of the Friday and Saturday markets with a special emphasis on local arts and crafts, with live music from local bands. Cork has the English Market and Limerick … [Read more...] about Why doesn’t Dublin have a proper food market?