I barely brushed the surface of combating food waste in a recent article , but the comments added so much to the article that I thought I could stop at just one. And then I found some more statistics .In the U.S.:We waste 40 percent of edible food It costs $750 million just to dispose of the food we waste And when you consider the extra costs of packaging, transporting, and storing wasted food, the overall cost of wasting food goes up to $165 billion.But there's more - 33 percent of purchased meat is wasted, followed by 25 percent of seafood. Even 15 percent of purchased fruit is wasted. That's not good, especially when you consider that meat is so expensive, not to mention all food.But what matters most is what happens in your household. And according to the same statistics, each U.S. household wastes between $28-43 per month on food. I've seen other statistics that put that number closer to $600 annually per household. That's not a huge amount of money, but wasting money on food...
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