In the US, we throw away 40 percent of our food supply every year. This section describes the problems posed by food waste and what we can do to eliminate it.
Introduction to Food Waste
  • In the US, we toss about 40 percent of our food every year. Learn about food waste and its environmental impact.
Wasted Food, Wasted Water
  • Everything we eat has a water footprint. When we waste food, it's like we're dumping water right into the garbage.
Composting 101
  • Composting is easy and cuts food waste - and with a little know-how, you can keep your compost system (big or small) running smoothly.
Sell By Dates: Waste of Money?
  • Food date labels don't really indicate food safety or tell consumers when food will spoil, but rather confuses people and contributes to food waste.
How to Save the Planet
  • We all know that food waste needs to be reduced. ReFED's landmark Roadmap report serves the critical function of showing us how best to do so.
Taste It, Don't Waste It
  • Our series about all of the delicious things you can do with food that might otherwise be wasted. Sherri Brooks Vinton gives you great instructions on how to use up every last bit.