World Wastes $400B in Food Every Year

By Alanna Petroff LONDON (CNNMoney) — Old, rotten food is part of a growing $400 billion problem. That’s how much food is wasted by consumers every year around the world, according to a new report by U.K. nonprofit Waste & Resources Action Programme. The vast majority of food is wasted in Asia, followed by Europe … Continue reading »

Two New Restaurants to Open Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — More new businesses are coming to downtown Eugene. City planners say Killer Burger and a new sushi restaurant called Makoto will open soon. Killer Burger is coming to the Broadway Commerce Center, next to Sizzle Pie. The sushi restaurant is filling a space on Willamette Street, across the street from the new … Continue reading »

FFLC Offers Summer Food Program

EUGENE, Ore. — While class is wrapping up for many schools across our area this week, many families depend on those school-year resources, like a hot meal and a nutritious diet. Many kids will go three months without either of those. That’s where FOOD For Lane County’s Summer Food Program steps in to help. Kids … Continue reading »

Family Flees Syria, Opens Corvallis Cafe

CORVALLIS, Ore – A family who fled the war zone in Syria is now bringing an international taste to the Corvallis community. In September, KEZI 9 News first spoke with the father of the family, who wishes to remain nameless, when he and his family were staying in a homeless shelter. “I had no choice,” … Continue reading »

Letter Carriers Collected Canned Foods

EUGENE, Ore. — Door to door letter carriers drop off mail on their routes. But Saturday, they were also picking up bags of canned foods during the National Association of Letter Carrier’s Food Drive. “This is the largest one day national food drive. It was started actually here in Eugene,” said Chris NesSmith, letter carrier. … Continue reading »

Group Pushing for GMO Labeling

SALEM, Ore. — The consumer advocacy group Oregon Right To Know is working to require all GMO products in the state to be labeled. On Thursday, the Oregon Supreme Court certified a ballot title for the groups plan to try and get its GMO labeling initiative on the November ballot. The group released a statement … Continue reading »

FFLC Donations Down at Spring Game

EUGENE, Ore. – The stands at the Ducks spring game on Saturday weren’t as packed as usual. Fewer people in the stands, translated to fewer donations for Food for Lane County. FFLC relies on the spring game as a major fundraiser and this year it was left with about 11,000 pounds short in donations. It’s … Continue reading »

Whole Foods to Eugene?

EUGENE, Ore. — A downtown land owner was hoping to redevelop a chunk of land at Broadway and High Street. Already, rumors have been swirling that whole foods could again be trying to open a store in Eugene. Talk among developers is that high-end grocer whole foods may want to try to move into the … Continue reading »

Lime Prices Affect Local Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — Some bars and restaurants are feeling the squeeze, now that the price of limes is soaring, and they’re passing some of the cost on to customers. Owners of The Barn Light in downtown Eugene say a case of limes used to cost $20 to $30. Now it’s closer to $130. They’ve been … Continue reading »

Young Chefs Compete for Best Sandwich

EUGENE, Ore. — Young chefs from across the Eugene School District faced off in a culinary competition on Saturday. Students submitted recipes for different sandwiches and the top competitors from that round headed to a cook-off at Sheldon High School. They prepared samples and presented them to a panel of judges to taste.  

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