The Worlds Most Expensive Food!
I was shocked to find out that Americans waste about 25% of the food that they buy! That is a conservative estimate! Even worse according to a published report by the Natural Resources Defence Council we Americans throw away 40% of the food we buy. That equates to the average family of four tossing out over 2275 dollar bills every year! The report goes on to say that reducing food losses by just 15 percent would be enough food to feed more than 25 million Americans every year at a time when one in six Americans lacks a secure supply of food to their tables. The worlds most expensive food is the food we buy, don’t eat and ends up in the trashcan!
“The food you buy, you don’t eat and ends up in the trashcan!”
Most of you that follow go2kitchens are mostly plant eaters so you buy a lot of fresh produce. Did you know the food we throw away the most is PRODUCE, fresh fruits and vegetables? Out of all the fresh produce we eat, 52% of it is thrown out. WAIT…. MORE THAN HALF of all the fresh produce we buy is thrown out? That is just crazy talk. Thinking more and more about this and feeling deeply concerned for people that need food, our planet and our pocketbooks I wanted to give you some tips for storing and keeping fresh produce! I hope you enjoy and can put these tips and tricks to good use. Making a plan and sticking to it could mean that you are treating our planet and your pocketbook with more respect!
HEY! Send us your storage ideas and tricks! Tag us in all social media @go2kitchens. We love seeing how you innovate your healthy life into wasting less food!