Here’s the most shocking statistic I’ve read recently. Ninety-seven million pounds of edible turkey meat gets thrown away at Christmastime! That’s according to Blue Channel 24. They have some other staggering statistics as well as some tips to waste less food.
Eat.Drink.Better has a two-part post with 11 ways to reduce everyday food waste. Using these methods can help you save 35 percent on your food bill.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has created a Food Facts infographic that puts food waste into picture perfect perspective. Which foods do we waste the most of? Turns out its meat and fish – two of the most expensive foods to create and to buy.
It’s not just personal food waste that’s a problem. The food wasted in grocery stores before consumers even buy it is staggering. The New York Times reports that the Grocery Manufacturers Association is aiming to “both to reduce the amount of food sent to landfills and to increase donations to food banks for the poor.”
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