In this episode of the Ways & Means podcast: kicking America’s multi-billion-dollar food waste habit. How tons of wasted food contribute to climate change, and how one simple change – better food date labels – just might help make a dent in the problem.
This is the sixth episode in our “Climate Change Solutions” series, where we look at research-based ideas to help cool a rapidly heating planet.
- Norbert Wilson, Director, Duke World Food Policy Center
- Roni Neff, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Chellie Pingree, U.S. representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district
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- Tips for the home cook on reducing food waste
- Find out more about the Duke Climate Commitment
Thanks to all of the students in Alison Jones’ Introduction to Podcasting class which is offered by the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke, including the students you heard reporting in this episode:
- Bella Larsen
- Damla Ozdemir
- David Gust
- Kate Brownstein
- Kelly Torres
- Maddie McCorkle
- Parker Davis
Duke student Joy Liu designed the artwork for the season.
Season 8 of Ways & Means is made possible thanks to support from the Office of the Provost at Duke University. Find out more about the Duke Climate Commitment.
WAYS & MEANS CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS
Ways & Means Climate Change Solutions is a series of podcast episodes. All episodes are hosted by journalists, and include storytelling from around the world. Episodes include:
- Paying for a Healthy Planet - how economics can help slow deforestation
- Getting Strategic with Solar - how to get the best bang for our buck when it comes to solar incentives
- Greener Pastures - the search for climate-friendly ways to raise animals
- How Cleaner Cookstoves Can Help Build a Healthier Planet - come along on a research trip to rural Kenya
- Bringing Water to Thirsty Fields with Help from the Sun - new research into how solar mini-grids could change lives for farmers in Ethiopia, and why that matters for the climate as a whole
DUKE CLIMATE COMMITMENT
Season 8 of Ways & Means is made possible thanks to support from the Office of the Provost at Duke University. This collaboration reflects the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university’s education, research, operations, and public service missions to address the climate crisis. The commitment builds on Duke’s longstanding leadership in climate, energy, and sustainability to educate a new generation of climate-fluent innovators and create equitable solutions for all