More than 30% of the food supply in the United States ends up as waste, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The value of that food was around $161 billion in 2010 and has surely risen since then.
Did your grocery budget just curl up and scream? Mine did. It pains me to think of the loss of all that food, not to mention the resources needed to produce it: tractor fuel, fertilizer, pesticide, packaging, gasoline for transport.
Time to think outside the box — or, rather, outside the garbage can — and get creative about food so we waste less of it.