Photo: Just Eat It movie homepage
Research shows that over 30 percent of the food produced in the U.S. ends up wasted. Some waste is inevitable on the farm, during transportation and through retail services, but as consumers, we should do our part to lessen the amount of food that gets tossed in the trash. This week, we’ve rounded up five resources to help you reduce food waste.
Just Eat It is a documentary film by creators of The Clean Bin Project that dives into food waste, from the farm to our kitchens. The film highlights the connections amongst farmers, retailers, organizations and consumers.
Jonathan Bloom, author of Wasted Food, explains why food is wasted, why it matters and what we need to do about it. Check out his blog to learn more about food rescue initiatives and research.
This website shares articles and blog posts about current research on food waste issues. If you are hoping to move toward a no-waste lifestyle — and not just in edibles — the tips on this website will be useful.
Want to know if that food is still safe to eat? Still Tasty explains expiration dates so we know how long foods last in our fridges and pantries.
Steve Finn is an expert on sustainability with a major focus on reducing global food waste. His website covers the latest in food research, policy and collaborations.