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Food Waste

Reduce, reuse, recyle: Chowhounds discuss clever ways to cut down on food waste. Share your thoughts and debate the news-worthy points of the topic.

Products to Help Reduce Food Waste

According to the NRDC, Americans waste nearly 40 percent of the food they buy—does this ring true in your household? If you find that plenty of produce, meat, and even dry goods end up in your trash...
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New California law makes it legal to cook up roadkill — and aims to save lives

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 hours ago

" . . . Archuleta’s bill mandates a pilot program to track wildlife collisions in three parts of the state, which have yet to be determined. By Jan. 1, 2022, the California Fish and Game Commission...

Bipartisan bill on food expiration labels could cut many tons of food waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . That would help reduce the staggering amount of safe-to-eat food that ends up in landfills. According to a June report by the Government Accountability Office, between 30 and 40 percent of ...

5 Ways to Host a More Environmentally Friendly BBQ

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The biggest impact of the cookout, and easiest thing to adjust, is the food. Visit the Farmers’ Market ... Less Meat but better Meat ... Food Waste-free Cookout . . . "

Can I bury my kitchen waste in the garden rather than composting in a bin?

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by janniecooks 9 years ago

It's difficult to keep the compost pile wet enough to produce good hot compost - the heat and the sun in Florida dries it out too quickly. And the raised beds provide too much square footage to pl...

Edible Carving: How 3D printers Could Create Your Next Meal

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . 3D food printing has found itself at the forefront of digitally printed objects. Currently, confectioneries around the world are using 3D printers to produce vibrant layers of candy. The cu...

What to do with a hardened gluten-free pasta salad?

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by garmonboozia 1 year ago

Hi guys! I made an abundance of delicious Wegmans brand gluten-free penne salad last night, but the pasta has since hardened to a rock upon refrigeration. The salad contains Genoa salami, red onion...

How do you use sweetened almond milk?

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by sommom22 2 years ago

DH came home from Costco with three half-gallons of Silk organic sweetened almond milk. I have been using unsweetened Trader Joe's or Pacific on cereal. I do NOT like the Silk. It's too sweet an...

Food Waste Survey

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by MunEDS1 2 years ago

I am a college student doing a research paper on food waste. It is a very real issue and there are many simple things we could do to reduce the overall waste we accumulate throughout years. I would...

Wedding Halls - Food Waste

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by jhopp217 7 years ago

I have really been getting on people about food waste lately. I was at a wedding last night and everything was amazing, but I noticed that at the end of cocktail hour each station was loaded with ...

Where do you keep your kitchen garbage can?

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by stratford 9 years ago

Was thinking about where the ideal place for a kitchen garbage can would be and where most people place theirs. I'm talking about the garbage can that you use to dump food waste and empty food car...

First Class Meal

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . The team’s proposal, which won the Urban SOS: Fair Share competition in January, envisages using the vast postal system network to improve food security in the US. Grocery stores and market...

USDA Revises Guidance on Date Labeling to Reduce Food Waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"...Except for infant formula, product dating is not required by Federal regulations. Food manufacturers frequently use a variety of phrases, such as 'Sell-by' and 'Use-by' on product labels to des...

5 Food Systems Lessons the U.S. Can Learn from Denmark

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"...From food waste reduction to better treatment of both animals and people working in the its food industry, here are some lessons that the U.S. could afford to learn from this small northern Eur...

These Are The Trashy Consequences Of Blue Apron Delivery

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"...And this is what remained, after cooking: Nine plastic baggies of varying sizes; four clamshells, also plastic; a pair of tiny containers that had held about a tablespoon of chicken demi glace ...

Food Savers/ Vacuum Sealers: Do you use them and are they worth the expense?

FoodChic
by FoodChic 6 years ago

I'm really trying to be mindful of wasted food in our home, and have gotten to the point I cannot abide tossing unused items. Unfortunately, out lifestyle means dinner doesn't always get cooked as ...

Xi'An Famous Food - a waste with "non-spicy" eaters???

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by pixellle 4 years ago

I'm meeting my elder-ish uncle, aunt, my dad and his friend, along with my cousin and my husband, in nearby NYC. We don't get in much these days, and as a foodie, I'm always looking to try the pla...

PBS Newshour 6/16/15: Why does almost half of America’s food go to waste?

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by zippo 4 years ago

There's also this thread started 2 weeks ago entitled "Should It Be Illegal for Supermarkets to Waste Food?" http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1015044?commentId=9582470#9582470