Americans waste more food than any other nation in the world. In fact, it has been estimated that we could fill a college stadium with the amount of food we waste each day. It’s a huge problem that we all need to be more aware of. That’s why Stop Food Waste Day is so important. Over the next two posts we’ll talk more about food waste statistics and give you some tips on how you and your family can cut back on throwing away so much food. If you need very affordable Raleigh event catering this spring, call Catering by Design today.
National Stop Food Waste Day 2018
Based on a report from The Guardian, almost half of all produce grown and purchased in the U.S. is trashed. This equates to roughly 60 million tons annually at prices between $160 – $218 billion. If you were to break these numbers down smaller, you’ll find that a family of four in the U.S. throws away about $1,600 worth of produce each year. The scary part is that these stats just cover produce, not all of the other types of food that gets discarded.
One of the biggest reasons why so much food gets discarded in America is the cost. Compared to other countries, our food costs are pretty low. These low prices makes it easier for most everyone to just throw things away. Another factor to food waste, especially with produce, is that it doesn’t always look pretty. If a grocery store receives a lot of bruised or imperfect produce, lots of it gets thrown away without ever making it to the shelves. Furthermore, when customers see bruised produce on the shelves they pass it over and choose a better looking option.
For tips on how to reduce food waste in your home or business, check out the second part of this series by clicking here. For the best catering in Raleigh or anywhere in the Triangle, read on to see why Catering by Design should be your top choice!
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