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Falling Fruit: The Biblical Imperative To Curb Food Waste

04/01/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

Having lived in California and Arizona, I’ve seen luscious fruits hanging from trees all around. Unfortunately, a lot of the fruit that these trees produce ripens, falls to the ground and goes to waste. One organization, Falling Fruit, has been trying to address the problem of wasted fruit.

Imperfect fruit is still delicious: Enjoy! Fotolia

Gillibrand Announces Kosher Food Bill

Legislation would require USDA to monitor and increase kosher food supply.

11/19/2012
Staff Writer

A New York senator and congressman on Monday announced that they introduced new legislation in Congress to try to ensure that kosher food pantries receive enough food.

The legislation, sponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Joe Crowley, both Democrats, requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make sure it ends up at kosher food banks, according to a press release.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Getty Images
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