food waste


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n food waste food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
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In literature:

Don't let's waste good food, sir, like that.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
There is no labor wasted and the food is distributed in the quickest possible time.
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
Jesus, though He could create food for the people, taught them to use it wisely and waste nothing.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
Shame on you, Joe, to be wasting her food on horses.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
Alcohol has no power to form tissue or to repair waste and cannot be regarded as a true food.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
But as good food should never be wasted, they utilise it by feeding themselves, awaiting a more manageable god-send for their offspring.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
He finished his plate only because he had been taught that to leave food over was wasteful.
"Runaway" by William Morrison
Think of the waste of money which goes into indigestible food!
"The Heart of the New Thought" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Warm food must never go in, or it will waste the ice.
"A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl" by Caroline French Benton
He thinks it a shame to waste food; and so he'd stuff himself until he could hardly breathe rather than throw anything away.
"Jack Winters' Campmates" by Mark Overton

In poetry:

Behind the gates of the wealthy
food lies rotting from waste
Outside it's the poor
who lie frozen to death
"Behind The Gates Of The Wealthy" by Du Fu
For the sake of her orphan children,
For money to buy them food,
She had slaved in the dismal hovel
And wasted her womanhood.
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
I ought to know the way to treat a fever,
If it be one of twenty. Hers has come
Of low food, wasting, and anxiety.
I've seen enough of that in Prague and Smyrna!
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
Let all who worldly pelf,
And worldly spirits have,
Observe, each for himself,
The answer Abram gave:
Remember, thou wast filled with good,
While the poor beggar pined for food.
"The Rich Man And Lazarus" by John Newton
At ev'ning, when at supper sat,
Regal'd upon a frugal treat,
Fragments of dinner--cheese and beer,
With true content brought up the rear.
Of all his food he wasted none,
But scrap'd his crumbs as he went on.
"The Tobacconist" by William Hutton
Perhaps it's his bringin' up; but he's sickenin' day by day,
And he doesn't take no food, and I'm seein' him waste away.
And it isn't the thing to see; for, whatever he's been and done,
Starvation isn't the plan as he's to be saved upon.
"Seventy-Nine" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

What cool anti- food-waste projects are you hearing about.
State makes push to keep food waste out of landfills.
A staggering amount of food waste is making its way into North Carolina landfills, according to a new report by the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
State Encouraging Better Uses for Food Waste .
Businesses will be charged half as much to empty a food-waste container as a garbage can of the same size.
Food waste not only a problem in the US.
These high levels of food waste also have a huge environmental impact.
Almost like a celebrity on a red carpet, food waste has begun to receive significant attention within the foodservice industry.
There's Too Much Food Waste, But Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It.
Going green with these gadgets reduces food waste by squeezing out every ounce and keeping your food fresh.
Second Harvest is one solution to food waste.
Waste Management is offering a series of online public service announcements to encourage residents to recycle food scraps and other materials.
Marshmallows, Jell -O and other Waste-of-time Foods.
Simple—we waste too much food, and the wisest thing to do with too much food is to irradiate it.
This passed unanimously and provides the message that we need to change our waste stream and keep valuable resources: recyclables, compostable food scraps and yard debris out of landfills .