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Outsmarting Food Waste from Student Dining

UC Berkeley is implementing food waste tracking systems at the four largest residential dining halls on campus. Specialized equipment and software helps kitchen staff weigh, record and analyze pre-consumer food and portion sizes, allowing them to identify and prevent food waste at the source. The new program is projected to reduce pre-consumer food waste by at least 40%, resulting in 107 tons of food waste and associated costs avoided each year.