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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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Organizations Fighting Food Waste

By Lacy Hansen for Diets In Review We’re an odd lot, you know? As a whole, most humans like to hold onto “things.” We have boxes dedicated to “things” we want in our possession, because they hold s…

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Organization Harvests 25,000lbs of Fruit From Unloved Trees

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger In April, TreeHugger covered the work of Katy Kolker and the Portland Fruit Tree Project, just one of many community organizations that gleans unwanted or underutiliz…

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Worms of Your Own

Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy I lifted the coffee filter and found a raging party going on. A worm party, to be exact. Thousands of red worms crowded together in a wriggling mass as they enjo…

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25 Ways to Reduce Food-Related Waste

Americans waste a lot of food. I mean a lot. In fact, we throw away around 40 percent of the food that we produce. That's pretty crazy, especially considering how many people go hungry every day here …

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Are Garbage Disposals Eco-Friendly?

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy You're standing at the kitchen sink cleaning the dinner dishes when eco-confusion strikes: what's the greenest way to dispose of your meat scraps and other non…

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12 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste

It happens to all of us. You're cleaning out the fridge and discover a container whose contents have started to turn into an alien life form. Or maybe you totally over ordered while dining out but can…

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Don’t Be So Trashy: Curbing Food Waste

During this time of seasonal abundance, with all the cookies, cakes, candies, etc that festoon every holiday gathering, why not consider what goes untouched, unfinished, neglected, or wasted. Everyone…

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Dated and Wasted: The Expiration of Expiration Dates

The United States is a land of waste, particularly food waste. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Loss Project, Americans are inclined to discard more than 25% (approximately 25.9 …

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