15 Jun '11, 1pm

9.6 million americans currently experience hunger, yet 28% of the food we buy is wasted:

9.6 million americans currently experience hunger, yet 28% of the food we buy is wasted:

Reading a book by Jonathon Bloom, "American Wasteland". Many aspects of food waste include: Food being landfilled that could feed the hungry, food waste that creates methane in landfills that will be a problem in the future (if not already). Not an easy fix to any of these problems and more (in the chapters I haven't read yet) Yes there is food that could be used to feed others, but the logistical costs to get it from farm to table are growing higher each day. Cleaning our plates would not cause obesity, if we didn't pile it high with food realistically we cannot finish. Take some and if you want more, then go back. Buy less fresh items when shopping. Just because the sale says 2 heads for $1.00 does not mean you'll eat it before it goes bad. Throwing it away doesn't save any money. Make "Stone Soup" when looking at all the leftovers in the fridge. If you don't have time t...

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