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Welcome to Ugly By Nature

One third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted. In Australia, the 4 million tonnes of food waste we produce each year costs an estimated $20 billion for the Australian economy. One in five shopping bags end up in the bin – that’s $3,800 worth of groceries per household each year. …

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Y Waste? This innovative new food app is asking the big questions

"Food waste is one of modern day society's dumbest problems," says Donny Chien, Y Waste's Chief Anti-Wastage Officer. "We believe good food is a labour of love and an expression of creativity for those who toil to make it." Who and what is Y Waste? It's an app and social platform dedicated to reducing the …

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Love Food Hate Waste – Six steps to reducing food waste at home

Love Food Hate Waste is the NSW Environment Protection Authority's initiative to help households and businesses make the most of their food. Their Food Smart program is a six-step program with tips and handy resources to help families reduce food waste, save money and help the environment. These are their six steps to help you …

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Dumplings – How to turn your scraps into the best kind of comfort food

Dumplings are one of my favourite Chinese dishes. They're delicious, customisable and encourage a feeling of togetherness whether it's in the cooking or the eating of them. It's tradition in many Chinese households for entire families to gather at the dinner table and wrap dumplings that are later served and eaten for dinner. It's super …

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What’s the difference between best before and use by dates?

This is honestly something that I have struggled with my whole life, to be frank: it is confusing. I have done my research and have found the best way to make each one clear with the end goal being that no one wastes food that is good to eat. Unfortunately, the misconceptions around best before …

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