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Zero Food Waste Coalition celebrates restored funding for the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production in Senate-Passed Bill

Mon Dec 04 2023

The Zero Food Waste Coalition is proud to have been a part of the organizations, community advocates, and Congressional members who tirelessly advocated for the restoration of funding of the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production in the Senate-passed Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill. This office oversees and funds the Composting and Food Waste Reduction Cooperative Agreements and the Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Competitive Grant Program. The coalition sincerely thanks Chairwoman Stabenow and the bipartisan co-sponsors of her amendment for their leadership and persistence.

Zero Food Waste Coalition Releases Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Toolkit; Encourages Prioritization of Food Loss & Waste

Fri Dec 01 2023

Over the past few months, the Zero Food Waste Coalition (ZFWC) has been encouraging and assisting organizations in asking their local agencies to prioritize initiatives designed to combat food loss and waste through the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRGs).

Zero Food Waste Coalition Endorses NO TIME TO Waste Act, Urges Legislative Solutions for Food Waste

Sun Oct 01 2023

Members of Congress today introduced the NO TIME TO Waste Act to address the issue of food loss and waste in the United States through a variety of measures. With the United States’ pledge to halve food loss and waste by 2030 quickly approaching, the Zero Food Waste Coalition enthusiastically endorses this legislation as integral to implementing nationwide solutions to food loss and waste.

Zero Food Waste Coalition Highlights State Policy Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste

Tue May 16 2023

New toolkit shares proven, actionable solutions to inspire state policymakers and advocates to reduce food waste, confront climate change, and tackle food insecurity.

New report on reducing food waste in the 2023 Farm Bill

Mon Apr 25 2022

Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), ReFED, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), released “Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste in the 2023 Farm Bill,” which outlines 22 recommendations that Congress can implement to tackle food waste in the next Farm Bill.

The Zero Food Waste Act introduced in Congress

Thu Jul 15 2021

The Zero Food Waste Act introduced by Representatives Julia Brownley (CA), Ann McLane Kuster (NH), Chellie Pingree (ME), and Senator Cory Booker (NJ) would advance a core element of the Food Loss and Waste Action Plan. The Act would provide state governments, Native nations, and local communities with an alternative to sending food waste to landfills and incinerators and support building out the nation’s food waste management infrastructure—creating quality new jobs, and significantly reducing GHG emissions.