Would you care if the cost of food went up 30 percent? Well, you're paying that premium right now if you fall within the Department of Agriculture's average of wasting over a quarter of your food.
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Wasted food is the second-largest component of municipal solid waste in the U.S. In 2010, over 34 million tons of food waste was produced, accounting for almost 14 percent of the total waste stream. Only a fraction of this waste was recovered through composting programs, leaving 33 million tons to go into landfills where the decomposing food produces methane, a greenhouse gas more than 20 times as damaging as carbon dioxide.
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Timothy Jones, an anthropologist at the UA Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology,estimates an average family of four currently tosses out $590 per year, just in meat, fruit, vegetables and grain products. Journalist JonathanRead More »from 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste