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Reducing Food Waste in the Kitchen 

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Food supply chains across the globe are getting increasingly connected, streamlined, and more efficient. In the developed world, the increase in low-cost food supplies is creating a culture of high waste. According to a New York Times article, Americans waste about $160 billion a year in food. Worldwide, close to 1.3 billion tons of food … Continue reading Reducing Food Waste in the Kitchen  →

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Restaurant branding

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