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13. Gleaning: Turning Food Waste at Farms into Marketable Products

Authors : Christine M. Kowalczyk, Brian J. Taillon, Laura Hearn

Published in: Food Waste Management

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Kowalczyk, Taillon and Hearn examine gleaning as a business solution for food waste in the farming industry. They identify economic, environmental, legal/regulatory and social impacts of gleaning by utilising interview and online survey data from industry experts. Further, they examine gleaning as a business process to reduce food waste, using Glean LLC as an illustrative case example. In 2017, Glean LLC was found by social entrepreneurs in North Carolina, USA, to produce healthy and fresh foods made from fruits and vegetables for consumers. The company uses gleaning to not only generate revenue through innovative products but also to positively impact society by minimising the harmful effects of food waste and maximising the benefits of gleaning as a business.

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Metadata
Title
Gleaning: Turning Food Waste at Farms into Marketable Products
Authors
Christine M. Kowalczyk
Brian J. Taillon
Laura Hearn
Copyright Year
2020
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20561-4_13

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