Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

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Waste to taste

Low-income families in New York City will soon be able to swap their leftovers for fresh food. The Hello Compost scheme aims to create an urban composting system and introduce a non-monetary currency to promote local growers and healthy eating. The US produces over 35 million tons of food waste each year but 14.5 per cent of households do not know where their next meal is coming from.

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