The Peanut Podcast
The Peanut Podcast
May 31, 2023
Using Peanuts to Reduce Food Waste
Play • 1 hr 5 min

 Farmers put their livelihoods on the line with each crop they plant, tend to and harvest. Now imagine 40% of that crop going into the trash instead of feeding hungry people. That’s the unfortunate situation we’re in with food waste in the US. But there’s a push from multiple sectors to get the most out of every ounce of nutritious food American farmers grow. We’ll explore the issue of food waste and how peanuts are part of the solution on the farm and on the plate through conversations with Valeri Lea of Sherman Moritz, Daniel Kurzrock of Upcycled Foods, Joanne Gendrano of Unilever Food Solutions and Alabama peanut farmer Thomas Adams.

Show Notes: 

To learn more about food waste and what we’ve talked about on today’s episode:

Upcycled Foods Inc.: upcycledfoods.com 

USDA Food Waste FAQ’s: usda.gov 

5 Tips to Go Further with Food: Reduce Food Waste: 5 Tips 

3 Creative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste: 3 Creative Ideas 

Naming Matters: Prompting Smaller Portions in an Online RCT: ajpmonline.org

 

To learn more about peanuts and sustainability: 

Peanuts and Sustainability FAQs: FAQ 

The Peanut Podcast Episode 2: The New Frontier of Sustainability: Episode 2 

Sustainable Snack Swaps: Snack Swaps

Even Mother Earth Loves Peanuts: Mother Earth 

3 Fast Facts About Peanuts and the Environment: Fast Facts 

Peanuts Are the Crop of Now: Crop of Now 

Plastic Straws and Peanut Seeds: Think Small for Big Impact: Straws & Seeds 

New Data Confirms Peanuts are More Water Efficient Than Ever: Peanuts and water 

 

Sources:

Feeding America – Food Waste and Food Rescue: feedingamerica.org 

Feed The Future’s Commitment to Reducing Food Loss and Waste: feedingamerica.org 

Datassential – 2022 Trends Part I | 01.06.22: datassential.com 

EPA – 2019 Wasted Food Report: epa.gov 

Whole Foods Market Forecasts Top 10 Food Trends for 2021: media.wholefoodsmarket.com

7 Food Waste Statistics Every Chef Should Know: blog.cambro.com

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