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Food: Too Good To Waste

Food: Too Good To Waste

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Check out these ten yummy Thanksgiving leftover recipes)! More resources on our Recipe Resource page.

Whether it’s moldy cheese, limp celery or those long lost leftovers in the back of the fridge, chances are you’ve wasted food (PDF, 270 K) this week. And you’re not alone. Americans waste about 25 percent of all food and drinks we buy, adding up to more than $1,600 each year.

It’s a growing problem with profound financial and environmental impacts (PDF, 100 K). When we throw away food, we also waste all the water and energy used to produce, package and transport food from the farm to our plates. Uneaten food accounts for 23 percent of all methane emissions in the U.S. – a potent climate change contributor.

Watch the following videos for tips on how to waste less food, then visit Smart Shopping, Smart Prep, Smart Storage, Smart Saving and Recipe Resource to learn more.



Shop Smart
Shop Smart

Store it Right
Store it Right

Love the Leftovers
Love the Leftovers

Recipe Resource
Recipe Resource

Related Information

Fighting Food Waste (external) – from Quest
According to the United Nations, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted each year while nearly 900 million people around the world struggle each day with hunger.

Third biggest greenhouse gas emitter? World’s wasted food. (external) – from NBC News

Visualizing food waste’s footprint (external) – from Wasted Food

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Updated: Nov. 26, 2014


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