The Natural Resources Defense Council says 40% of food in the U.S. never ends up in anyone's stomach. The average family of four wastes a lot of food every year, up to $2,275 worth.
It takes a lot of resources to grow, raise and catch all the food we like to eat, including the food we don't eat. The huge food waste accounts for 25% of fresh water usage. Almost 25% of methane gas production—which harms the atmosphere—comes from food scraps in landfills.
And super-size portions in restaurants?….I don't know about you, but it's been quite a while since I cleaned my plate in a restaurant.
We're throwing away 50% more food than we did 40 years ago.
Think about asking for a child portion next time you go out to eat.
Think about making leftovers a more essential part of your lifestyle.
You're not excused yet......
Common Dreams on food waste
Michael Pollan: "Eat food....."