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GREEN NEWS YOU CAN USE: How Can You Help to Reduce Food Waste?


Green Lifestyle  (tags: green, sustainable, recycling, food waste, greenliving, greenproducts, eco-friendly, conservation, protection, food, energy, ecosystems, environment )

Cal
- 575 days ago - theecologist.org
A new study published last week estimated that 30-50% of food produced around the world (or between 1.2-2 billion tonnes) ends up as waste every year.



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Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:48 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:10 am
I recycle food waste by composting it here at the farm ~ Thank you for this post Cal : )
 

Cheryl O. (82)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:11 am
noted thanks cal. It's astounding how much waste fills the Earth, WOW.
 

John S. (300)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:05 am
I always wonder why there wasn't a food separation system that could remove "ugly" fruit and vegetables and then that used in the process food system and the "nice" looking fruit goes to the market. I gues.s it cost more than what is thrown out.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:41 am
I don't waste as much food as I did when I was young. It was easy to ambitiously toss things in the grocery cart thinking I was going to cook. Now I know better.
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:44 am

Thanks ,,,,C
 

lee e. (114)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:59 am
As a single person - I find that most supermarkets and/or places that are less expensive (ie - Trader Joes) don't cater to single people -- their food is sold for small army troops - I've got to buy more expensive food from a butcher or farmer's market to have the food stay - also frozen berries --- I think the larger the family the less is spoiled! A dilemma indeed - but one that I speak out about frequently to store managers (to no avail) :)
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 8:54 am
Lee, one of the (many) reasons I like Trader Joe's is that you can buy small amounts of food. It's the big CLUB stores which want you to buy enough for a small regiment!

 

Brian M. (145)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:53 am
Coming from a family that is only one generation removed from poverty and starvation, there is very little that I find more offensive than food waste.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 1:08 pm
Noted. Glad to see this happening. Our leftovers never go to waste around here, but I know there are some who abhor them. My parents remembered the depression and raised us all not to be wasteful.
 

Mm M. (448)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 2:05 pm
Thank you Cal ~ been away and thought I could star you, but guess I wasn't missing enough here.
 

Aaron Bouchard (126)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:53 pm
Noted thanks
 

John B. (215)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:17 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Lorna Howarth. Sad stats to say the least. I was raised not to waste food so very little goes to waste in my home. Read and noted.
 
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