By: Mary Pat Baldauf
Did you know that about 40% of all food produced in America is wasted? That’s like buying five bags of groceries and dumping two of them in the trash before you even bother bringing them home.
All that food waste is a terrible waste of money and natural resources.
Think about it:
- The average family spends $1,500 a year food it simply dumps.
- And 25% of our America’s fresh water goes into producing food that never gets eaten.
- Reducing food waste by even one third could feed all 50 million food-insecure Americans.
The good news: there’s something you can do about it. The better news: it’s easy. And you’ve got everything you need, right in your refrigerator.
In my next few posts, I’ll be explaining how you can help save the food and perhaps some money for your family in the process. I’ll provide shopping advice, meal planning information and food storage tips that will help you cut food waste, while saving money and the planet.