Food Waste
BEST BEFORE DATES: Everything You Need to Know

BEST BEFORE DATES: Everything You Need to Know

In Canada, only five types of food have true expiry dates: baby formula, meal replacements or supplement bars, meal supplement drinks, formulated liquid diets and foods used in low-energy diets (the last two both require a prescription).

Food Rescue on the Global Stage

Food Rescue on the Global Stage

Second Harvest’s own Lori Nikkel was designated a #FoodHero by the United Nations FAO on World Food Day, giving an opportunity for the CEO of Canada’s largest food rescue company to amplify her voice and message to a global audience.

8 FOOD WASTE FACTS That Every Canadian Should Know

8 FOOD WASTE FACTS That Every Canadian Should Know

The average Canadian household wastes almost $5 a day ($1,766 per year) on food they’ll end up tossing. Here are 8 food waste facts from our Avoidable Food Waste report to think about the next time you grocery shop or purge your fridge.

APPETITE FOR PERFECTION: How Food Aesthetics Harm Us

APPETITE FOR PERFECTION: How Food Aesthetics Harm Us

If you had a choice between an avocado with a bruise and one without, which one would you choose? Therein lies the problem. Our demand for food perfection is fueling a broken system—and adding to world hunger and environmental degradation.

3 FREE E-LEARNINGS: Your Food Waste Education Starts Here

3 FREE E-LEARNINGS: Your Food Waste Education Starts Here

In Canada alone, 58% of all food produced is lost. This is socially unjust and ecologically unsustainable. But you can do something about it. Join our free online learning sessions and learn how to reduce and recover your food waste where you live and work.

PLATE WASTE: How to Save the Planet One Restaurant Plate at a Time

PLATE WASTE: How to Save the Planet One Restaurant Plate at a Time

Every year, over $7 billion worth of food is wasted at hotels, restaurants and institutions such as school cafeterias. That’s about 13% of all food loss and waste in Canada. The biggest culprit is plate waste. Find out what it is and how to stop it.

3 MYTHS About Best-Before Dates Debunked

3 MYTHS About Best-Before Dates Debunked

There are only 5 types of food in Canada that have true expiry dates. Our lack of awareness of best-before dates is one of the biggest contributors to food waste. In fact, 32%—or 95 CN Towers worth of food—is thrown out every year in Canada and shouldn’t have been.