07 Nov '17, 9am

Americans Eating Fewer Leftovers, Food Waste on the Rise

Americans Eating Fewer Leftovers, Food Waste on the Rise

We’ve all done it: we ordered that massive bowl of pasta or a few too many dishes at the local Chinese or Indian restaurant. No problem, we just have the leftovers boxed up as we look forward to nuking them tomorrow for lunch or even adding a fried egg on top for breakfast. Then as we hop the train or into the car home, we realized: that darned box of leftovers was forgotten on the table. But according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), now we are often not eating those leftovers, period. As a result, the average American wastes 3.5 pounds of food a week – 2.5 pounds of which is still edible. All of us are guilty – the NRDC’s recent study found that food waste did not vary much by income level, how often we eat in or out, what language we speak at home, or ethnicity. And awareness or ignorance of America’s food waste problem – up to 40 percent of it is wasted...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/11/americans-eating-fewe...

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