Farmers Have No Taste for Waste
There’s no doubt that America’s farmers have become better at feeding more people on less land. Thanks to technology, one farmer today can feed 155 people compared to 19 in 1940. But with increased production comes the responsibility to use sustainable practices and limit waste.
Reducing waste has become part of doing business on the farm. The methods they use depend on the types of crops they grow. Some donate excess produce to food banks and families in need. Some grow crops like peanuts to be zero waste or find ways to utilize cosmetically challenged fruits and vegetables. Others use digesters to power their family farms and nearby homes with methane from manure. Read more stories on our blog.
The No Taste for Waste initiative is meant to raise awareness about the issue of food waste and unite all of us – farmers and families – in making changes to reduce it. By working together, we can all become more mindful about the food we eat, the food we toss and find ways to limit waste.