I found this to be very interesting.Â You can go to the link and read the whole thing.
What is sitting in your refrigerator just waiting to be thrown away?
Half cans of tomato paste and chicken broth hiding behind the jars of pickles and mayonnaise. A bunch of cilantro or parsley wilting in the vegetable drawer after only a handful was used in a recipe . A lonely, leftover hunk of pork tenderloin or a cup of chicken soup.
We all do it. Each year, Americans waste an estimated 160 billion pounds of food - enough to fill the Rose Bowl to the brim, according to Jonathan Bloom, author of "American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of its Food (and What We Can Do About It)."
Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/29/885948/resolved-waste-less-food.html#ixzz1ASslyzur