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Special Reports August 2017 Issue

7 Ways to Help Fight Food Waste

Wasted food is receiving growing attention from policymakers, the food industry, scientists and consumers. Try these tips to help curb food waste.

What foods have you thrown out recently? Maybe some slimy salad greens, moldy bread or a bit of leftover spaghetti? If you can't think of any food you've tossed lately, you're doing better than most of us. Each year, the average family of four throws out over 1,000 pounds of food at a cost of $1,500.

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