According to Drawdown, one-third of the world’s food supply is left uneaten. We are dedicated to fixing this problem by taking on the challenge of facing picky eaters (because who doesn’t like candy?!) and picky stores. You heard us, stores. 😅
Food waste is not garbage, but rather the result of perfectly good-to-eat foods left untouched for the following reasons:/pages/partnerships
The fruits and veggies do not meet the corporate retailers’ expectations of color or shape (like we said, they are picky!).
Disruptions in the supply chain (ex: manufacturing, packaging, and transporting)
An unexpected surplus or undervalued market prices
Many other natural resources and different types of greenhouse gasses also go to waste with uneaten foods. This is why our commitment to food waste is so important to us at FAVES. Luckily for us, we found a way to support local farmers from wasting their harvest while keeping the rest of our supply chain local to reduce our carbon footprint.
🥕🚛 Learn more about how else we take climate action on our partnerships page here!
Believe it or not, reducing food waste is a climate solution and we are here to make positive change and action easier! One method to fight food waste is upcycling, which is how FAVES obtains their produce and the reason why our candy is over 90% fruits and vegetables. Instead of letting nutrition slip through the gaps of a flawed food system, upcycled foods utilizes this surplus of perfectly good-to-eat foods to create new, nutritional products for human consumption. We are here to bring those nutrients to you without having to change what you eat. 😎
What if there were a way to create positive environmental change with every purchase you make? What if you could offset the greenhouse gasses that were emitted by making the goods you buy? That is exactly the role of carbon offsets, and we are committed to offsetting over 100% of the carbon life cycle.
FAVES removes more CO2 than it takes to produce them. Carbon neutrality, or “net zero,” means that any CO2 released into the atmosphere from human activity is balanced by an equivalent amount being removed. We’ve calculated how much CO2 is emitted in the production of our climate candies and we’re making sure they’re carbon negative (check out what this means in our glossary below!).
We’ve invested in various forestry and food desert projects to ensure that FAVES give back to the environment and fight climate change. These nature-based solutions involve the repurposing of land by growing forests where there were none before (afforestation) or re-establishing a forest where there was one in the past (reforestation). Trees are integral in the fight against climate change, and your climate candies lowers the global CO2 footprint by helping to plant them.
You might ask, “What about your packaging? Can we recycle them?” We have answers! Our plant-derived packs and corrugated boxes are 100% recyclable ♻ Compostable packaging is also a big goal of ours and still in the works for specific areas around the U.S.! 🌱📦
Use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment.
Refers to food that gets spilled, spoilt or otherwise lost, or incurs reduction of quality and value during its process in the food supply chain before it reaches its final product stage. Food loss typically takes place at production, post-harvest, processing, and distribution stages in the food supply chain.
Refers to food that completes the food supply chain up to a final product, of good quality and fit for consumption, but still doesn't get consumed because it is discarded, whether or not after it is left to spoil or expire. Food waste typically (but not exclusively) takes place at retail and consumption stages in the food supply chain.
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The reduction of an entity's carbon footprint through its product or service is greater than its own greenhouse gas emissions. This is also referred to as being climate positive.
A sustainable sweet made from upcycled fruits and vegetables. Is utilized as a single delivery item to solve the climate crisis by preventing food waste; the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses. Climate candy is good for people and the planet. Thus making both healthy choices and climate impact more accessible. Learn More
Want to know what else contributes to climate and your personal carbon footprint other than food? Take a quick 2-minute quiz here!