• Food Politics,  Growing Food

    7 Ideas to Reduce Food Waste

    As a food enthusiasts, it breaks my heart to know food goes to waste.  According to Feeding America, a non-profit organization aimed at ending hunger, an estimated 40% of food grown, processed and transported in the United States will never be consumed. More food reaches our landfills than plastic, paper or any other type of solid waste; and the food filling our landfills produce so much methane gas, it has 21 times the global warming potential than carbon dioxide.  An estimated 70 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States each year. Food Waste is an Epidemic   What is food waste? Be leery of which statistics you…