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How Much Food Do You Waste? Take This Quiz and Challenge Yourself to Waste Less!

How Much Food Do You Waste? Take This Quiz and Challenge Yourself to Waste Less!

There are a number of ways you can reduce your food waste.

First, take Sustainable America's "I Value Food" quiz to understand how your habits contribute to your personal food waste.

Next, check out their extensive list of tips to reduce your food waste through activities like meal planning, shopping, food storage, cooking, eating and composting scraps.

Finally, take the month-long food waste challenge that will help you pinpoint why good food may be going to waste in your home. Then you can make easy shifts in how you shop, store and prepare food and reduce your waste of both food and money.

In the US, we waste roughly every point along the food chain. Food waste happens on farms and fishing boats; during processing and distribution; in retail stores and restaurants and at home.

It's estimated that 133 billion pounds of food goes to waste every year - the equivalent of about food waste accounts for more than one quarter of total US freshwater consumption and about 300 million barrels of oil per year. And all that trashed food (that, if not eaten, could at least have been composted) is sources of methane emissions.

At home, Americans throw out about 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. This is like buying four bags of groceries and throwing one right into the trash! At a time when

Reducing food waste is something we can all get behind - it keeps food out of our landfills, prevents the greenhouse gas emissions that come from rotting food, saves the resources it took to create the food and saves us money. It's winning all around.

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In the US, we throw away 40 percent of our food supply every year. Read more to learn about the problems caused by food waste and what we can do to stop it!

In the US, we throw away roughly 40 percent of our food supply every year, squandering scarce natural resources and damaging the environment in the process.This section provides an overview of our food waste problem in the US and its impact on the en

Delicious recipes for cooking nose-to-tail and stem-to-root.

Food waste occurs across the supply chain: on farms, in restaurants, at supermarkets and in the home - but solutions exist at all levels. Learn more about the issue and what you can do.

Food waste is costly for consumers who toss thousands of dollars away, as well as our environment. Composting can help us reduce food waste. This section includes helpful information on how to start composting at home.

One of the major take-home lessons one of us recently learned in culinary school is that wasting food in the kitchen is wasting money - and absolutely everything and anything that can be re-purposed and re-used in a kitchen will be. Here are ten tric


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