Food Waste in America's Supply Chain

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 23, 2020 9:42:18 AM

Ready to hear some crazy statistics about America's food in the supply chain? Before I divulge any numbers, let's look at the big picture concerning the food we ship in this country.

The food we grow in the United States combined with the food we import is more than enough to sustain the population amply. That's the good news. The bad news is there are still more than 37 million starving people in the U.S., reports Feeding America—but the real kicker? Of all the food waste in this country, up to 40 percent occurs in the supply chain, according to the USDA's website. Do we have any control over this astronomical percentage? Well, let's just say we can do better.

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Shipping Mother's Day Flowers: Making it to Market

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 5, 2020 9:27:42 AM

Among the many disruptions the Coronavirus has created this spring, will finding Mother’s Day flowers now be added to the list?  

It is less than a week awayso we thought it might be interesting to talk to some nursery and floral shippers to get the full scoop about this year’s crop of that most wonderful harbinger of springFLOWERS. 

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