Americans waste more than 20lbs of food a month 27 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last as Long as Possible
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Health Issues page , Genetic Engineering page and our All about Organics page If you're like the average American, you waste more than 20 pounds of food every month. This is because 40 percent of the food in the US goes uneaten - that's almost half . While some of this food is lost during production and processing (such as produce that goes bad before it's harvested), a significant amount is wasted in people's homes simply because it goes bad before it's eaten. Wasted Food Costs US Families Thousands of Dollars a Year Not only does this amount to more than $2,000 in annual losses for the average US household of four, but all of that wasted food uses up precious stores of freshwater - about 25 percent of freshwater use is wasted on food that's not even eaten! Plus, this "throw-away" food takes up land space to gr...