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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.

Apple Cores: Not Just for the Compost Bin

What’s not to love about an orchard-fresh apple on a crisp autumn day? For many people, it’s the core, which often finds itself on the fast track to the trash. But did you know that you can use apple...

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

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by pixellle 5 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 5 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

Sluggish compost bin? I found a solution. Bokashi is like speed composting!

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by ursy_ten 8 years ago

I'm surprised there isn't a thread about bokashi composting here already. Is it not widely known about? Anyway, I can't remember how I came across the concept, but I discovered bokashi composting r...

Government says it's okay to eat some food 12 or 18 months after its sell-by date

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by smaki 5 years ago

"According to the USDA, the average American tosses out 36 pounds of food a month. That’s over 20 percent of available food that goes uneaten in the country. Food date stamps, such as 'use by' ...

Loblaws sells ugly fruit at a discount to curb food waste

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by Jacquilynne 5 years ago

On the one hand, it's good to combat food waste and offer people a cheaper product. On the other hand, if these are same crappy varietals that were bred to look perfect, presumably they're going to...

When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

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by eatingjoy 5 years ago

Back in 2011 when I was a student at the University of Maryland in College Park I once noticed a massive pile of trash in front of a dining hall. A closer look revealed that it was mostly food — a ...

Home Cooks - How do you minimize food waste?

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by BouquiGarnet 6 years ago

One thing I'm working on is reducing/eliminating the amount of food we waste in this house, for ethical and financial reasons. What are some tips/tricks you use to limit what you waste? - I l...

What do you do with your scraps if you don't have a garbage disposal?

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by Buttah 15 years ago

Next to the sink, I've always kept an empty cardboard milk carton opened on the top, to dump vegetable roots, egg shells, and otherwise potentially wet things into. I wonder how everyone else hand...

What do you put down the garbage disposal?

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by JennyHunter 13 years ago

I know this isn't really a food question, but I know I will get responses from people that cook frequently. Everytime my mother in law visits she "messes" with my kitchen - burning up pans, teapot...

Wasted food due to guest taking too much -- any solutions?

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by Maggiethecat 6 years ago

So here's my situation. My husband and I get together with a group of friends every other Sunday and most of the time, I provide at least some of the food. We and another member of our group are ...

Waste not want not....................Amount of food wasted in the U.S.

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by jrvedivici 6 years ago

I just heard this statistic on CNBC and found it to be alarming, I looked on their website but can't find the piece they aired. I did a quick google search and found this article which although dat...

How not to waste food, if living alone

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by lagatta 7 years ago

Also for everyone, but I just made a very nice dish with some Chinese broccoli, baby bok choy, ginger, garlic and other veg, as well as a portion of pork shank off the bone which I had braised in d...

"DON'T WASTE FOOD!" Moral imperative or fetish?

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by mwhitmore 7 years ago

Sure, children are/were starving in Europe/Africa, but we can't send them our leftovers. Guilting people into consuming more than they want/need is unhealthy at a lot of levels. Repurposing leftove...

NRDC/Harvard joint report on food expiration labeling and waste

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by greygarious 7 years ago

Forgive me if this has been posted elsewhere. I came upon it as a link in another report, and haven't gone through it yet, but it looks to be thorough: http://www.nrdc.org/food/files/dating-gam...

"lost" food!?! Nothing goes to waste.

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by kseiverd 8 years ago

Though usually only cooking for 1, I just CANNOT toss chicken/turkey bonew without making stock... few ingredients, little work and pretty much FREE, cuz was just gonna get tossed anyway. Was ma...

Wasted Food - How to Stop This Horrible Habit

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by cstout 9 years ago

Seems like there are a lot of us out here having to face the fact that too much food is being thrown out for all kinds of reasons / excuses. If you have conquered this awful problem, please let us ...