week 5: how much we waste

Joe & I have been trying to source our diets from a lower trophic level & closer to home for a few years now, which has naturally cut down on the amount of waste we create. (Not to mention paying more for organic encourages you to eat those vegetables when all you really want to do is throw in the towel & order a pizza.)

Even still, we throw out a shameful amount of food. I was aware it was happening, but I had no idea it was quite so tragic. A few weeks ago, I came across this L.A. Times piece on the Natural Resource Defense Council’s shocking study: Americans waste up to 40% of their food.

It was this study that was the direct impetus for my personal project, and it was reinforced when classmate Naomi posted this gorgeously displayed article breaking down our food waste. Most of it is tossed out untouched.

Read (& see) more about the waste of our diets here.


About meganbetz

human geography PhD Student at Indiana University; wife, reader, writer, baker, gardener
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