Oct 19, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-elam/american-wasteland-food-waste-jonathan-bloom_b_765510.htmlPicture the Rose Bowl, the vast 90,000 seat stadium in Southern California. Now picture it filled to the brim with food. America wastes that much food every single day. How much waste is that, exactly? I thought you'd never ask. About 40 percent of all food produced in this country isn't eaten. That waste occurs at every stage of the food chain, from farm to fork.
At what cost? Here's another eye-popper: every year, through uneaten food, we waste 70 times the amount of oil that was spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the three months of the Deepwater Horizon gusher. That's because a tremendous amount of energy goes into producing, harvesting, transporting and chilling our food. When we don't eat the items, those resources were used in vain.
I've never not eaten the last edible piece of food from my bowl/plate. (Was brought up that way) I cringe when I have to throw away spoiled food.
My fridge is spotless at the end of the week (well, except for the baking soda).
When I eat out (which is almost never), I pack whatever is leftover for the next day. (Waiters HATE me)
It's God's punishment that I can't gain weight.
How much food do you throw away regularly?