bdub77: I'll take the blame for some of this, but I can't even tell you how many times I'll bring home strawberries or blueberries
Clemkadidlefark: Really? This 'article' couldn't possibly be politically motivated. To make Americans feel bad about themselves. No .. no .. that's not possible. Who would do such a thing? No .. no .. this article must have been so rigorously vetted and edited and passed through five editors with fact checking and research and multiple independent sources and all of the very best investigative journalism that can be brought to bear.Hahahayeah, right
ChuckRoddy: Easily one third of what I grow in my garden gets wasted.Fresh food is hard to keep, hard to keep from disease, and hard to consume when a few plants decide they needs to produce more fruit than a Duggar.
TheShavingofOccam123: I eat "ham and water product" now instead of ham.
ChuckRoddy: Easily one third of what I grow in my garden gets wasted.Fresh food is hard to keep, hard to keep from disease, and hard to consume when you a few plants decides they needs to produce more fruit than a Duggar.
bdub77: I'll take the blame for some of this, but I can't even tell you how many times I'll bring home strawberries or blueberries and find mold growing in there on somewhere inside the package, the same day I bought them. That sh*t was bad at the store. This is particularly a problem when you're buying them from Chile or Mexico ion wintertime. I don't know what it is, transportation, poor storage, just the window of time to market, whatever, but it sure seems to me like some of the supermarket food is not lasting very long.All depends on the goods though. Apples keep practically forever, so do onions and garlic. Fresh greens go bad very fast, often they are already starting to look suspect when I buy them.Also frankly speaking, it's really hard to find time to plan prepare and cook different meals in today's world. We end up eating a lot of spaghettis and frozen foods.While I'm on the subject, grocery stores need to figure out how to keep their bread warm.
DogSlaughter: I bet I waste less than 1% of my food. I have what I call foodwastaphobia and it has nothing to do with cost.I seriously sometimes think I have a neurosis
Superjew: I notice there's no mention of how much food is wasted in Africa.
ferretman: You think?[www.followmefoodie.com image 640x426][blog.mlive.com image 453x300][0.tqn.com image 500x357]
Pinner: Well, if you serve me food that's not free range, no carb, gluten free, locally sourced and vegan, then I'm throwing that shiat out!
ReapTheChaos: I waste very little of the food I purchase. I also find it hard to believe that those numbers are all post consumer waste. Other reports I've read state that most food waste is generated before it ever reaches the end user.Honestly, I don't care much about food waste, it's the easiest to biodegrade. If I'm going to get concerned over something it will be the amount of plastics and other recyclables we're dumping in our landfills every day.
Fano: Africans waste around 50-60%
2KanZam: ChuckRoddy: Easily one third of what I grow in my garden gets wasted.Fresh food is hard to keep, hard to keep from disease, and hard to consume when you a few plants decides they needs to produce more fruit than a Duggar.Canning and dehydrating is what I do
The Bruce Dickinson: Hey America...if you stopped wasting food you wouldn't need food stamps...
HAMMERTOE: Considering the obesity in this country, I'd estimate the real amount is over half. A good portion of the waste is flushed through peoples' bodies and down the collective drain.When you consider how few actually contribute to society, the percentage might be as high as 3/4. Depends on how you define "waste".
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