Hello BESTers,

This past week, world leaders at the UN sat down for a lunch made 
entirely of food waste that was destined for the landfill.  Former White 
House Chef, Sam Kass, prepared a menu including burgers made from pulp 
from a juice plant, fries made from leftover feed corn, and cucumber 
butt pickles.  The purpose was to raise awareness of the impact of food 
waste on climate change in preparation of a UN climate summit later this 
year in Paris.  According to the FAO, if food waste were a country, it 
would be the third largest source of greenhouse gases behind China and 
the US.  The UN seems to be taking food waste seriously as they recently 
matched the US's goal of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030 as one of 
its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Have a great weekend,


Why world leaders are eating 'landfill salad' and cucumber-butt pickles
John D Sutter
October 1, 2015

U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World
Jason Beubier
Sepember 27, 2015