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How to Stop Wasting Food

Food Waste

Story at-a-glance -

  • 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten, which amounts to a waste of more than 20 pounds of food per person, every month
  • U.S. families throw out about 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy
  • Tips included for how to properly store your fresh foods so you actually get the chance to eat them before they spoil
  • In addition to making sure your fridge is kept cold enough -- below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or 4 degrees Celsius – a vacuum sealer can greatly extend the shelf-life of produce and other perishable food items

By Dr. Mercola

That old bunch of carrots or pot of soup that sat for too long in your fridge, then ended up in your trash, doesn't seem like much. But when translated over an entire year, and expanded globally, the problem of food waste transforms into one of epic proportions.


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