Thursday, January 24, 2019

How to reduce food waste at home

We, you and me, are the largest cause of food waste. We buy produce without knowing what recipe it belongs in. We avoid buying misshaped fruits. We store things improperly. And use-by dates encourage us to toss perfectly good food.

In developing countries 40% of losses occur at post-harvest and processing levels while in industrialized countries more than 40% of losses happen at retail and consumer levels. (Source)

This article includes a number of helpful resources and tips.

And here’s a link to the USDA site with more info on their US Food Waste Challenge.

Here’s a U.N. site with lots of fascinating factoids:

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