10 Ways to Curb Food Waste
Robin Shreeves, a blogger for Mother Nature Network, posted an article today on “10 Ways to Curb Your Food Waste.” She states that $54 billion worth of food is wasted each year and 98% of that ends up in landfills.
Below are my three favorite suggestions from the post. To read her article in full, go to www.mnn.com.
- Put a container in your freezer to make leftover soup. Throw the odds and ends of vegetables, pastas, rice, beans and other things you might put in a soup. When you’ve got a substantial amount — make a one-of-a-kind soup by adding some organic chicken or vegetable broth and some seasonings. You’ll end up with something interesting.
- When bananas get too brown to eat, put them in the freezer. Find a good banana bread recipe and when you’ve got enough for the recipe, defrost and make banana bread. The bananas will look thoroughly disgusting once your defrost them, but they’ll make great bread.
- Start a compost pile for the food that doesn’t get eaten so it doesn’t end up in landfills. It can go back to nourish the earth to grow more food.