Experts estimate that people around the world waste 1.3 billion tons of food every year. The cost of individuals, families and the environment is astronomical. You can make a difference with a personal commitment to reduce food waste.
At the Marx Daily Apple, we are joining the Primal Kitchen in an effort to create the most time for #meat on this National Food Waste Day. Scroll down to find tips and tricks to be more sustainable and reduce your environmental footprint by reducing food waste, optimizing your grocery budget, and contributing less to landfills.
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Store and store food properly so that it does not spoil
Food spoilage contributes greatly to food wastage. In addition to shopping smart (some more below), you can eliminate this problem by properly storing food after bringing it home from the store.
For those times when you buy a little more or you are lucky enough to get a plentiful garden crop, learn how to save that food and enjoy it for the coming months.
Avoid getting lost:
Pickles and fermentation:
What to do with food scrap: Garbage from the treasury
These food scraps are not rubbish! You can still do a lot with them.
Turn them into compost: How to start composting
Make bone broth:
Get creative: Lots of junk food
Eat the tail from the nose
As we know, those bits and bubbles may be a little unprepared at first, but organ meat is the most nutritious food on the planet! Eating a bunch of collagen helps you to maintain the balance of methionine in the muscle flesh as a result of eating skin and gristly beets. Small, oily fish bones contain calcium and other minerals. And after all, almost nothing is wasted.
This is huge at a time when we are fighting the tide of anti-meat sentiment and claiming that eating meat is bad for the environment. What we meat consumers can do is advocate and practice for a responsible public or carnivore.
Start eating from the nose to the tail:
Learn more about responsible farming and animal husbandry:
Seasonal eating and folklore
One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy locally produced food when you can send it across the country or around the world instead of food.
Shopping at the farmer’s market not only supports local farmers and pastoralists, but you also reduce food packaging. Prioritizing locally produced products means you will naturally eat seasonal foods in your area.
More information on seasonal foods:
Shopping is smart and meal planning
Planning a meal for a few days or a week can save money and reduce food wastage. A little footwork on the front ensures that you are buying only what you need.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
More Grocery Shopping Tips:
Reduce, reuse, reuse
Don’t just throw away those empty mayo jars. Their upcycle!
Take advantage of it Local Reusable program. See all food packages for what can be recycled or composted.
Smaller steps add more durability
Learn how to reduce food waste, reduce your carbon footprint and keep landfill low. Small steps really add up, especially when we all do our part.
Check out this post for more easy-to-implement ideas: Durable, eco-friendly kitchen update
Reducing food waste is something you can do at home that really makes a difference. Talk to your friends and family, and start implementing some of these exercises. What can you do to reduce food waste?
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