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Americans waste 150,000 tons of food per day: study
http://www.foodevolution.com. ^ | 4/19/18

Posted on 04/19/2018 5:18:36 AM PDT by BBell

Americans waste nearly 150,000 tons of food per day, amounting to about one pound (422 grams) per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, said a study Wednesday.

The amount of land used annually to grow food that ends up in the garbage in the United States is 30 million acres, or seven percent of total US cropland. Some 4.2 trillion gallons of irrigation water gets wasted, too, said the report in the journal PLOS ONE.

Fruits and vegetables made up 39 percent of total food waste, followed by dairy (17 percent), meat (14 percent) and grains (12 percent).

Items least likely to be thrown out included salty snacks, table oils, egg dishes, candy and soft drinks.

“Higher quality diets have greater amounts of fruits and vegetables, which are being wasted in greater quantities than other food,” said co-author Meredith Niles, an assistant professor at the University of Vermont.

(Excerpt) Read more at foodevolution.com.ph ...


TOPICS: Food; Society
KEYWORDS: 150000tons; americans; food; hailtotheefatperson; meredithniles; uofvermont; waste
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To: BBell

I Fedex all my food waste to a starving kid in India. Never hear back from him.


41 posted on 04/19/2018 6:44:55 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Rinnwald

He’s fat and happy and has opened a mini mart.


42 posted on 04/19/2018 7:00:13 AM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: SunkenCiv

Power trips will warp the mind.


43 posted on 04/19/2018 7:05:03 AM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: BBell

150k tons divided by 330 million Americans equals 14.5 oz per person per day.

When you consider spoiled food, spoiled consumers, and spoiled tort lawyers, that is not a lot of per capita waste.


44 posted on 04/19/2018 7:20:47 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("The church ... is not the master or the servant of the state, but the conscience" - Luther)
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To: BBell

It amazes me how much food we have in USA. Where I live, we have about seven grocery stores in county. Every one is full. So much food. Who is buying this food? How do the stores make money?? So many people work in the food business.


45 posted on 04/19/2018 7:35:54 AM PDT by Karoo
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To: BBell
Power corrupts, absolute power is kind of neat..

46 posted on 04/19/2018 7:38:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: BBell

“White folks greed runs a world in need....”


47 posted on 04/19/2018 7:42:51 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: BBell

Any restaurant you enter serves you a meal with likely a side of vegetables and/or starches. In presentation and in the intent of the patron, it is already presumed that the main course is the key portion of the meal and is thus the portion of the meal the patron *wanted* principally to eat. It’s really is no surprise then that the patron leaves to discard the portion of the meal that was considered an add-on - typically vegetables and starches.

It really takes little imagination to figure that out.


48 posted on 04/19/2018 7:57:20 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (CNN has covered nothing this week except Stormy Daniels and Trump's poll numbers rose 7 points.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

You sure you were not looking into my fridge?


49 posted on 04/19/2018 8:07:57 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: BBell
You could feed a hungry community with the food we trashed on a daily and weekly basis.

"Whole communities" can buy their own damn food.

You've confused us with some communist hellhole... And NO I don't want grocery store selling garbage. AND the homeless? Those who are mentally ill should be institutionalized. That would be the kindest choice.

The drug addicts and lazy? Let them get food stamps or jobs or whatever. Feeding people garbage in not the 'incentive' we want in a capitalist country.

50 posted on 04/19/2018 8:11:54 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "Universities are becoming laughing stocks of intolerance." - Harvard professor Steven Pinker)
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To: BwanaNdege

In my opinion, whenever you see these topics appear, they are being pushed by the Left for whatever Leftist reason they have.

They are likely the same kind of idiots who want us to eat bugs so we can save the planet from the horror of cow-farts.

I’ll eat bugs only if I am starving and cachectic with my pelvic bones and spine showing through, and not before.

It doesn’t mean we on the Right are all in on just wasting things, but we have the perspective to override our blind ideology or our virtue-signalling particle in our brains (Leftists have an entire lobe)


51 posted on 04/19/2018 8:40:27 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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52 posted on 04/19/2018 8:42:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BBell
One reason it's good to have a big dog, or two around. Used to be, that pig farmers were glad to to take these perishables.


53 posted on 04/19/2018 9:05:17 AM PDT by Daffynition (The New PTSD: PRESIDENT-Trump Stress Disorder - The LSN didn’t make Trump, so they can't break him)
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To: Daffynition

Reminds me of when I was on mess duty on Okinawa in 86. This Okinawan couple would come around a few times a week to take all of our food scraps from the mess hall. They ran a pig farm. In the states everything went into the trash.


54 posted on 04/19/2018 9:27:19 AM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: BBell
Fruits and vegetables made up 39 percent of total food waste, followed by dairy (17 percent), meat (14 percent) and grains (12 percent).

Michele's menu?

55 posted on 04/19/2018 9:30:21 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: BBell

You are exactly right!

It’s about moving the product!


56 posted on 04/19/2018 1:01:19 PM PDT by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey season!)
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To: BBell

I think the Japanese are very accustomed to using everything; here, people have gotten away from that. The *older folks* know what that it all about and cling to old habits; especially if they lived through the Depression.

When I had a wood range in my kitchen [it would warm us from Labor Day to Memorial Day]; I kept stock pots simmering 24/7, all winter; never wasted any scrap.
Now, I don’t have that facility.

Much scrap goes in the dog’s bowl.


57 posted on 04/20/2018 4:02:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (The New PTSD: PRESIDENT-Trump Stress Disorder - The LSN didn’t make Trump, so they can't break him)
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To: Daffynition

I remember the Japanese dogs would eat anything. Pet food is expensive there so they feed their dogs everything. I watched a guy feeding a dog raw slices off a big daikon radish and the dog gobbled it up.


58 posted on 04/20/2018 9:02:55 AM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: Daffynition
Reminds me of my moms pickle soup.

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59 posted on 04/20/2018 10:28:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Pickles? Not so much.

Sushi? Yes.


60 posted on 04/21/2018 6:01:00 AM PDT by Daffynition (The New PTSD: PRESIDENT-Trump Stress Disorder - The LSN didn’t make Trump, so they can't break him)
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