Heal PhD candidate, Paul van der Werf, recently travelled to Ottawa to participate in a press conference at the National Press Gallery on Parliament Hill. He was there to support NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau’s private member bill the “Fight Against Food Waste Act”. (see 6:30 of video http://bit.ly/2ckYC69 for his remarks). The Act seeks to among other things establish a National Food Waste strategy to: raise public awareness of food waste through a national campaign; put in place the tools needed to allow consumers to reduce food waste; facilitate the donation, by the private sector, of blemished but edible food products to community organizations and food banks; study various ways of reducing the environmental impact of the production of unused food resources; and establish food waste reduction targets. See http://foodisfood.ca/?p=2537 and his blog foodisfood.ca and tweets @allfoodisfood highlight for his ideas on how to quantify and reduce the wasting of food.