Consider this; Americans waste more than 40 percent of the food we produce for consumption. That comes at an annual cost of more than $100 billion. At the same time, food prices and the number of Americans without enough to eat continues to rise.
In a constant quest to not only grow our own food, we have been trying to use everything bought in the store. It really hurts to throw perfectly good food away. Meals may not always turn out gourmet, but pushing yourself to come up with a meal with what's already in the fridge or cupboard feels just as good.
Researching the topic, we came across a great blog simply called, Wasted Food. Fusing journalistic research on the topic with the work of countless others, this site examines how we squander so much food. Part blog, part call to action, Wasted Food aims to shed light on the problem of, you guessed it, wasted food.
Be sure to check out the blog as well as all the tabs on the top of the site with information on how communities are coming together to help solve this massive problem.