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The U.S. Wastes 40 Percent of All Food Produced Per Year. How About We Stop Doing That?

The average household throws out $1,300-$2,200 worth of food each year. Here are five easy ways to reduce food waste...and save money!


This poster is about 100 years old but its message is no less pertinent. Why? Because every year, the United States wastes 40 percent of the food it produces. That's enough food to fill the Rosebowl every day.

Jonathan Bloom, whom we introduced you to earlier this year, has been obsessing about that stat for a long time. Indeed, his book, American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It), points to food waste as one of the larger threats to our food supply.

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