- The Plate
How You Can Stop Food Waste
How much food did you actually eat and how much of your meal ended up in the garbage? For me, I fully consumed all of the food I ate yesterday, but I went through my refrigerator and threw out old food takeout containers, spoiled mashed potatoes, and rotten bananas.
Food waste is not a new problem, and our habits are only getting worse. One-third of the food that is produced for human consumption is lost or wasted from farm to kitchen. What’s even worse is that food insecurity is a huge problem in this country and we are wasting enough food to be able to feed those people for an entire year. In 2012, we wasted 35 million