June 26, 2024

Beyond Collaboration: RIT Visits UC Davis Campus

By Diana Rodriguez Alberto Earlier this year when planning for our trip to Sacramento for the 2024 North American Biochar conference, Tom and I saw the perfect opportunity to visit […]

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June 11, 2024

AU Award Winners for Wasted Food Education

Hannah Jardine (fifth from the left) is presented the Staff & Faculty Collaboration Award by AU executive cabinet members. RECIPES Fellow & AU professorial lecturer Kristine Beran and the AU Center for […]

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April 17, 2024

Bite Sized Nutrition Banter

Amelia Rowniewski, a first-year public health major at American University (AU), delivered a presentation titled ‘Bite Sized Nutrition Banter’ at the Mathias Student Research Conference on April 6th. The research […]

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February 28, 2024

What is Your Food Waste Pattern – Conscientious Conserver or Harried Profligate?

U.S. consumers waste a lot of food – about 30% of what they buy! However, not all households are alike when it comes to waste amounts and patterns, and understanding these differences can guide food waste reduction campaigns and interventions.

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December 19, 2023

Two Facts and a Fiction: Waste Not

RECIPES fellow Kristine Beran weighs in on wasted food, which reaches a peak during the holiday season. By Jack Frederick The holidays mark the most wasteful time of the year in […]

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November 10, 2023

Multiscale RECIPES Year 2 Report

Key outcomes of Year 2 were the continued growth of connections among researchers within our network and with external partners, expansion of convergent research projects, and the creation of new research collaborations across disciplines, institutions, and faculty with no prior experience working together.

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September 1, 2023

RIT National Technical Institute for the Deaf Launches RECIPES D/HH Student Research Immersions

Photos: (L-R) RIT students Hannah DeFelice, Gibran Perez, and Emerson Bartsch (pictured with advisor Diana Rodriguez Alberto) presented results of their projects at the RIT National Technical Institute of the […]

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June 6, 2023

Closing the Loop: Food Waste Prevention Pathways for Chicago

In the spring of 2023, RECIPES researchers Weslynne Ashton, Maura Shea, and Azra Sungu ran a workshop at Illinois Tech with stakeholders in food waste prevention in Chicago to rethink […]

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April 23, 2023

NEW REPORT: Household food waste trending upwards in the United States

Households waste more food than any other supply chain segments in the US – about 66.5 million tons of waste! US officials recognized this problem when they committed to halving food loss and waste by 2030 under the Obama administration in 2015.

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September 19, 2022

Could little snacks reduce food waste? 

PEELS (Packaging Evolving and Encasing Little Snacks). Using a convergence framework, students Claire and Ariella brought together different backgrounds (sustainability science and industrial design) to explore the potential of a biopolymer made from fruit and vegetable peels as a food packaging alternative to plastic.

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