04 Jun '11, 12am

Does your annual food waste exceed your body weight? Results from Europe and the USA suggest this may be the case

Does your annual food waste exceed your body weight? Results from Europe and the USA suggest this may be the case

Don't buy in bulk if you're not going to be able to eat all of the food before it goes bad or find a friend or neighbor to split it with. Shop more frequently for smaller quantities so that you will consume fairly quickly, instead of doing a big shopping trip once per week and then having things go bad before you have a chance to eat them. Shop at farmer's markets and buy local produce in the stores that you shop in. That food is fresher and won't go bad as quickly. Create meals plans and shopping lists instead of buying whatever looks appealing when you are in the store. If you have no plans to use that great looking eggplant, you are likely to toss it out. If your store has 50% off or other similar sales on foods that are about to expire, shop there for tonight's dinner. You'll save money and help reduce waste at the retail level. Freeze or can things that you can't eat ...

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