Comments on: Visualizing America’s food waste http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/01/31/visualizing-americas-food-waste/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:11:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Rod_Averbuch http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/01/31/visualizing-americas-food-waste/comment-page-1/#comment-60 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:32:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=837#comment-60 The large amount of food waste is a lose-lose situation for the environment, the struggling families in today’s tough economy and for the food retailers. We should address the food waste problem in every link in our food supply chain. For example, the excess inventory of perishable food items close to their expiration on supermarket shelves causes waste.
The consumer “Last In First Out” shopping behavior might be one of the weakest links of the fresh food supply chain.
Why not encourage efficient consumer shopping by offering him automatic and dynamic purchasing incentives for perishables approaching their expiration dates before they end up in a landfill?
The new open GS1 DataBar standard enables automatic applications that offer dynamic incentives for perishables approaching their expiration dates.
The “End Grocery Waste” application, which is based on the open GS1 DataBar standard, encourages efficient consumer shopping behavior that maximizes grocery retailer revenue, makes fresh food affordable for all families and effectively reduces the global carbon footprint. You can look this application up at EndGroceryWaste site.

Rod,
Chicago, IL

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