Momofuku, Blue Hill, More Will Cut Down on Food Waste

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Le Bernardin. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

Time to take out the trash! Mayor Bloomberg announced this afternoon that more than 100 restaurants a range from high-end and low-end, including Cleaver Co., Chipotle, 'wichcraft, Blue Hill, Le Bernardin, Momofuku Noodle Bar, and beyond have signed on to a new initiative designed to divert food waste away from festering landfills and into spiffy new composting efforts. Food wastes make up about a third of our citys total of more than 20,000 tons of daily refuse," the mayor said. Read more about the program here; meanwhile, City Room reports nine acres of underutilized city-owned land will soon become community gardening sites. [City Room/NYT, NYC.gov]