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Food waste is a growing problem in the U.S. The average American family throws away 25 percent of the food and beverages they purchase at a staggering cost of $1,600 per household annually*. No Taste For Waste is an initiative meant to inspire us to change how we purchase and eat food, manage our spending and take care of the world around us. Even the smallest improvements to our daily lives can have a big impact when we all work together.
The first step to curbing waste is reducing food loss on the farm. You might be surprised to know that today’s farmers continually improve their practices to be more efficient, sustainable and find uses for less-than-perfect crops. They are determined to grow quality food for families, using less land and resources than previous generations. Let’s explore how farmers are making a difference and how we can all work together to stop waste and start saving.
“To be frank, we bust our butts to grow food, and the last thing we want to see is it go to waste. That’s why we put extra effort into making sure it gets on the tables of those who need it. We’re lucky to be able to work with so many great volunteers and nonprofits that help get healthy food to hungry people in our community.”
Brandon Whitt, Tennessee Farmer
Tucked between central Washington’s Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River lies Mike and April Clayton’s orchard. Each year, the Claytons and their two young children manage 80 acres of apples and 65 acres of cherries. They grow thousands of p...Read More »
Humble potatoes are food waste reduction “Rock Stars”. These starchy veggies store like a dream in cool, dark places, and leftover cooked potatoes can be repurposed in a variety of dishes from breakfast hashes to soups to burritos. Just ask farmer Gregg Halverson. Gregg is ...Read More »