No one likes scraping out last week’s soggy produce to make room for more groceries.
People enjoy the taste so much they forget "they are eating something that would otherwise have gone into a landfill."
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There’s nothing worse than leafy greens you bought last week turning brown.
Farmers in the U.S. discard between 20 and 40 percent of produce because it doesn't meet strict cosmetic standards despite being otherwise perfectly tasty and healthy.
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Reducing food waste in our daily lives is easier than you think.
Economically, consumers and the private sector will benefit significantly from efforts to tackle food waste. For consumers, reducing food waste could help them save hundreds of dollars. According to Statistics Canada, Canadians waste 183 kg (just over 403 lbs) a year. This represents the equivalent of throwing $771 per year per consumer in the trash. In other words, over 15 per cent of a household's grocery cart ends up in the garbage without being consumed, which is approximately $50/week per family. Preventing food waste could also cut food costs by 10 per cent or more.... Socially, while food waste and food insecurity are not intimately linked, it is nonetheless absurd to waste so much food at time when thousands of people throughout the country are affected by food insecurity.
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How homegrown Canadian tech is tackling our $31 billion food waste crisis.
Now you don't have to eat the same thing for four days.
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It's meant to help stop an annual 700, 000 tonnes of wasted food in this country.
New law makes larger supermarkets sign food donation contracts with charities or risk fines of up to $100,000 or two years in jail.
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