According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, almost 40% of the food produced and distributed in the United States never gets eaten. That works out to an estimated $160 billion in food a year. Waste disposal is also expensive and costs billions and billions annually. There are also environmental and social consequences, such as increased greenhouse gas emissions and hunger among the less fortunate. Add non-edible waste that is associated with food, like plastic products and food packaging, and we have a big problem.
This is why starting at home and working toward a zero waste kitchen is important. Achieving a zero waste kitchen may seem daunting Continue reading “Reducing Food Waste: Tips Toward a Zero Waste Kitchen”Read More