Waste Not Want Not
Grocery stores have their methods to keep food fresh, but are you as thrifty? Food waste is estimated to be 133 billion pounds per year, or 218.9 pounds for each person, according to the USDA. Joel Gamoran, a food waste crusader and author of the book "Cooking Scrappy," identifies it as a hot button issue: "Food waste is a crucial issue because of the negative impact it has on our environment, wallets, and recipes. People are literally throwing away money and flavor all while contributing to global warming." Here are a few tips on how to reduce food waste.