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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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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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