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Thought for Food: How to Change Wasteful Habits


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, protection, food, waste )

Cher Away
- 255 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
Take a moment to absorb this shocking statistic: 34 million tons of food in the United States is thrown away every year. Reducing U.S. food waste by just 15 percent would help feed an estimated 25 million Americans, or roughly half of those who don't



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Ben Oscarsito (353)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 4:45 am
Well, I don't waste any food, I EAT it...
 

Syd H. (48)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 5:44 am

Sadly there *is* a lot of waste which just goes to show that it's not food shortages that keep people hungry but politics and corporate maneuvers (ie. patenting of staple crops & red state corporate whore congressional members) used to fire up our fears.

What does definitely need to be done is more real food (not food-like substances -- every look at what gets donated by stores to food pantries... it's pastries, and breads, and non-nutrient "filler" that just creates more hunger), and then proper composting.

And less packaging, especially plastic. Grr...

 

Barbara D. (96)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 10:13 am
Try buying less to start with and learn to stretch what you have. I see too many people impulse buying and filling their carts with quantities they'll never use before it goes bad. It helps to plan out a menu ahead of time utilizing leftovers ~ with a little ingenuity they can become scrumptious, satisfying meals.
 

Sara P. (56)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 11:26 am
Thanks Cher.
 
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