America is one of the largest offenders of food waste in the world

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America is one of the largest offenders of food waste in the world, according to a recent survey. Every year, roughly 1.3 billion tons of food isthrown out worldwide, a considerable problem given that agriculture contributes about 22 percent of the planetsgreenhouse gas emissions and 12.7 million people go hungry in America alone. Entrepreneurs across several sectors have created ways to repurpose food. Their efforts are admirable and economical, but the biggest difference will be if you make food waste reduction a daily habit.On college campusesOn average, a student who lives in university housing throws out 141 pounds of food per year. Multiply that by the number of residential colleges around the country, and it becomes a huge problem, says Regina Northouse, executive director for the Food Recovery Network, the only nonprofit dealing specifically with campus food waste.Northouses group reduces waste by enlisting the help of student volunteers at 226 universities. Thismanpower shuttles still-edible food from dining halls that would otherwise be thrown out to local nonprofits fighting hunger. Northouse estimates that since 2011, Food Recovery Network has fed 150,000 food-insecure people.On farmsIf a carrot isnt quite orange enough, odds are itll be tossed. Blemishes and unattractive produce make up nearly 40 percent of discardedfood, according to a 2012 study by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Though some unused fruits and veggies can be sent to food manufacturers, farmers lose profits from about a quarter of their crops because of cosmetic imperfections. To put money back into their pockets, box subscriptions services, such as Hungry Harvest, have found their way into the ugly food market.We started out with 10 customers at a stand, says Stacy Carroll, director of partnerships for Hungry Harvest. We now have thousands of customers every week buying thousands of pounds of food that would, in the past, have been thrown away.Roughly 10,000 subscribers along the East Coast receive weekly boxes of recovered produce from theBaltimore-based company (which was started by the founders of Food Recovery Network). In addition, food insecure families who use SNAP benefits can purchase boxes at 10Hungry Harvest sites. All in all, the organizationredistributes between 60,000 and 80,000 pounds of food through its subscription service each week.At food retailersFor merchants, food wasted is also money wasted. Across the U.S., the cost of tossing food runs upward of $165 billion annually.MealConnect, a tech platform launched in April by Feeding America (a nationwide network of food banks), allows retailers to post surplus meals and unused produce on itsapp, which then notifies local food banks workers to pick it up and redistribute it to those in need. The company has recovered 333 million pounds of food by working with large retailers like Walmart and Starbucks. MealConnect also allows merchantsto recoup some of their outlays (via tax deductions).In restaurantsIn 2015, the aptlynamed food popupwastEDfound itself in the heart of a media frenzy because of what was on themenu: trashed food.Since then, a handful of other restaurants in urban areas across the worldhaveused recovered produce in their meals.Were offering our cooks the opportunity to be creative and come up with menus instead, says Brooklyn, N.Y., chef Przemek Adolf, owner of Saucy By Nature, which uses leftovers from previous catering events to create daily lunch and dinner specials.In your own kitchenIndividual families throw away nearly $1,600 worth of food per year, according to the EPA, which has spurred the federal government to step in and help.The U.S. Department of Agriculture created the app FoodKeeper, which informs consumers on how long an apple can last in the fridge, for example, and proper food storage techniques to extend shelf life. Italso sends out reminder alerts to use up food thats in danger of spoiling. The desired outcome’ People changing their behaviors, ultimately buying less and consuming what they do purchase


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