22 Aug '12, 12pm

Don’t toss your cookies: Curbing the crisis of food waste

Don’t toss your cookies: Curbing the crisis of food waste

Americans waste about half our food. (Photo by Robyn Mackenzie/Shutterstock .) Imagine leaving the grocery store with three bags filled to the brim with your favorite foods. As you walk through the parking lot, one slips out of your hand. You look at it, shrug, and just keep walking. Seems ridiculous, right? But that is essentially what is occurring throughout our food system. And in a time of drought and skyrocketing food prices, we simply can’t afford to be this inefficient. People all around the world are investing time, land, water, energy, and loads of other resources to grow, store, process, and transport food, only for nearly half of that food to be thrown away. Those potatoes on a breakfast platter get shrugged at because of a low-carb diet. The cheese, for which the kid screamed bloody murder, only gets one bite before that kid is off to play again. The chips rema...

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