Despite the warning signs – climate change, biodiversity loss, depleted soils and a shrinking supply of cheap energy – we continue to push along with an economy fueled by perpetual growth on a finite planet. We’ll need to reckon with this discrepancy. Much has been written about when and how that should be done.
In America, 40% of food is wasted. This is an astounding number. The Data Supercluster is examining how today’s waste stream management build environment might share data relevant to food waste. Is enough data available but hidden today? Can inferences from grocery and restaurant purchases drive data models that support food waste metrology?
A call for an Action Cluster to investigate methods to measure food waste, take action to mitigate food waste and measure results will be announced soon. To create your own Action Cluster in the Data Supercluster, use the NIST GCTC Action Cluster worksheet/application form.
WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.
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August 17, 2018 The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster meeting at Purdue next month. NTCA is a co-chair of the Ag and Rural group, an invitation that came by way of a path paved by NTCA’s Smart Rural Community initiative.