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50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again

"Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without" is a favorite adage in both frugal and green circles, and it is something I strive to live by. One of the best ways to "use it up" is to think differen…

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14 Ways to Cook with Food Scraps

Here in the U.S. we waste around 40 percent of the food we produce, and part of that happens in our very own kitchens. Check out some of these ways to bust food waste by cooking with food scraps! &nb…

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Do ‘Best By’ Dates Really Matter?

Would you be open to eating food that has aged past the dubious "sell by/use by" date? Former president of Trader Joe's, Doug Rauch, certainly hopes so. He is in the works of opening a new restaurant-…

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21 Crazy Facts About Food Waste In America

The world learned some devastating truths about itself this past week. Not only did we learn that 9 out of 10 of us throw away food long before it's spoiled, we also found out that all that rotting fo…

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Want to Share Leftovers With Strangers? There’s an App for That.

I once had a girlfriend who always requested a to-go box for her restaurant leftovers, no matter how much or how little there was to spare. Post meal we would walk around the city, sometimes in aimles…

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7 Ways to Reduce Holiday Food Waste

Thanksgiving may be behind us, but big food-centric gatherings with friends and family are just beginning. One thing that's always struck me about holiday parties is how much food ends up wasted at th…

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Who are the Biggest Food Wasters?

My garbage bags have gotten lighter and lighter over the past few years. I could attribute this mitigation to the fact that I am throwing away a lot less food. As a kid, the family garbage can needed …

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Why Aren’t We Eating Ugly Produce?

You know that food waste is bad for the planet and for your wallet, but one of the major causes of waste in our food system is something you might not expect. Yes, we waste a lot of food by tossing…

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Why Aren’t We Addressing the Food Waste Problem?

Here in the U.S. we waste between 30 and 40 percent of the food we produce, but what are we doing about it? Thirty to 40 percent is a pretty scary amount to waste, especially when food prices are …

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10 Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Here in the U.S., we waste a shameful amount of food. I've seen estimates that we waste between 30 and 40 percent of the food that we produce. While of course some of that waste happens during process…

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