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Study finds farm-level food waste worse than previously thought – from Civil Eats

By Gosia Wozniacka Last year, Cannon Michael left over 100 acres of ripe cantaloupes unharvested. The sixth generation grower could not justify paying workers to pick them all because the cost of labor, packing, and, shipping would have been more … Continue reading

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If you’re wasting food you’re making climate change worse – from USA Today

By Tia Nelson Wasting food has been called the “world’s dumbest environmental problem.” Every year, the average family of four in the U.S. tosses roughly $2,000 in food; 30 to 40 percent of food produced in this country ends up discarded. At dinner, our parents urged … Continue reading

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The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water – from the Los Angeles Times

By Karen Kaplan According to a new report in the journal PLOS One, we Americans wasted just over 25% of our food between 2007 and 2014. Although we did a decent job of finishing up our nuts and seeds (only … Continue reading

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