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A new Ohio State University (OSU) study on grocery consumption published in Resources, Conservation and Recycling confirms that U.S. shoppers drastically overestimate how much refrigerated food they will finish.
There’s a nice piece of fruit in your refrigerator right now. Perhaps it’s a veggie. Or a boneless skinless chicken breast. Whatever it is, you’re definitely going to eat it. You’re not a food waster!
Bangladesh has been a vulnerable state for much of its short existence. People in this flood-prone country have coped with rising water levels with a combination of innovation, flexibility and resilience – but the extremes the environment is now throwing at them might be beyond anyone’s endurance.
Americans throw out more food than they expect they will, food waste that is likely driven in part by ambiguous date labels on packages.
Americans throw out a lot more food than they expect they will, food waste that is likely driven in part by ambiguous date labels on packages, a new study has found. “People eat a lot less of their refrigerated food than they expect to, and they’re likely throwing out perfectly good food because they misunderstand labels,” said Brian Roe, the study’s senior author and a professor agricultural, environmental and development economics at The Ohio State University.
Falling ethanol prices, driven by rising corn prices and an oversupply of the corn-based fuel, are forcing major producers such as POET to scale back production.
"Brazil is ratcheting up its production capacity; it's already the world's leading exporter of soybeans. I think the U.S. exporters stand to lose a lot of market share that they've spent 20-odd years building up," said Ian Sheldon, a professor of agricultural economics at the Ohio State University who specializes in trade. "It's very difficult to get it back again."
An Ohio State study finds that Ohio had nine new farm bankruptcy filings from July 2018 through June 2019. That compares to 45 in Wisconsin, 39 in Kansas and 32 in Minnesota. Ohio State agribusiness researcher Robert Dinterman says land values are up this year, by 1.5% on average in the state.
Farm bankruptcies across the nation are up, but Ohio’s rate remains among the lowest in the Midwest, according to a new analysis by researchers at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
A consulting company, Key-Log Economics has just released a report estimating the economic benefits from phosphorus reductions in Lake Erie ( This report adds up estimates from a variety of studies and attempts to calculate a summary estimate. They calculate that eliminating harmful algal blooms would bring up to $437 million in annual benefits to beach users and anglers in Lake Erie.