Touch the Soil News #1128 (Feature photo – Sharing Food in Old Times – public domain)
There is no question that food waste is big problem, often driven by business models that demand food be trashed to take it off the market. USDA estimates are that over 50 percent of the tonnage that comes off farmers’ fields in the form of fruits and vegetables is trashed somewhere along the food chain.
Now, OLIO comes to the rescue. OLIO has created an application for food sharing with over 450,000 participants. The idea is to connect neighbors and local businesses so surplus food can be shared and not thrown away. Phil Lempert has a good presentation on the OLIO food sharing movement: