How Much Food is Squandered?

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.