Waste Not News


Did you know that 58% of food produced in Canada is either lost or wasted? In this Waste Not News Special Report, investigative journalist Sam Sortright digs into the problem of food waste here in Nova Scotia. She uncovers why it happens and how youth can get involved in fighting the good fight against waste.

Rude To Our Food Part 1: Food Waste in Production

In Part 1, Sam uncovers the problem of food loss on farms. She visits TapRoot Farms in Port Williams, NS, and talks to a member of FOUND: Forgotten Food to learn more about the local gleaning community.

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Rude To Our Food Part 2: Food Waste at the Retail Level

In Part 2, Sam dives into food waste in retail environments. She chats with the owner of Local Source, a small grocery store in Halifax, and visits the Feed Nova Scotia head office.

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Rude To Our Food Part 3: Food Waste at Home

In Part 3, Sam investigates why food is wasted at home. She travels to the Colchester Composting Facility to talk to a Solid Waste Educator and gets some helpful upcycling tips from the Station Food Hub in Newport Station, NS.

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