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Waste Not, Want Not: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste


I had the opportunity to write a guest post for The Best of this Life. It’s a cute little blog that you should definitely check out, if you interested in gluten-free recipes, personal style, family life, women biz tips and making every day a celebration.

I’ve added a small snippet from my article:

Everyone knows what a problem food waste can be, as it makes up about 25 percent of our household waste. But the good news is with just a few small changes we can make a huge dent in that number.

More than 40 percent of the food produced for human consumption in the U.S. will never be eaten. Food waste is still rising, having almost doubled since 1974. We are wasting more than 1,400 calories per person per day. That’s almost enough to feed an entire person! Don’t let the news fool you. There is not a food shortage.

Food waste accounts for about 18 percent of municipal solid waste, and what’s even worse is the annual food waste – just at the retail and consumer level – in high-income countries nearly equals the entire annual food production in sub-Saharan Africa.

Here is a great video with more information.

Read how you can drastically reduce the amount of food you waste here.


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