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How Much Food is Squandered?

Only 4 percent of households discarded out-of-date food.

Ever wondered how much food is wasted per household? A team of investigators studied urban food waste in three cities: New York, Denver, and Nashville. Denverites trashed the most edible food--7.5 pounds per household per week. Food diaries from study participants indicated they preferred fruit without blemishes. Also, more food was wasted if households were participating in a composting program. Read more here.

PositiveTip: As the old adage says, prevention is worth a pound of cure. More intentional menu planning could reduce food wastage.