Doug Rauch, who spent 14 years as the president of Trader Joe’s, is opening a new kind of grocery store: one that sells expired food. He’s calling it The Daily Table, and it will open early next year in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
The idea isn’t as radical as it sounds. A full third of the world’s food, and up to 40 percent in the United States, is wasted each year. Plenty of foods that appear to be expired, or past their sell-by date, turn out to be perfectly safe. Still, a recent study found that nine out of ten Americans will throw out food that’s past its “use before” date without first checking to see if it’s still good. It amounts to $165 million that ends up in the trash each year, just waiting for someone to capitalize on it.
Prior Uncon posts on food waste, here.
California Solar Power Changes
A complex and controversial bill, AB 327, recently passed the California State senate.
The implications of this law — both for professional solar providers and for consumers who want solar power for the home — could be profound.
White House Solar Installs Solar Panels
The solar panel installation experts and renewable energy enthusiasts at Save a Lot Solar were inspired to learn that the Obama administration has begun to put up American-made solar panels at the White House.
Solar installation on a Craftsman Home