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Turning The Tables on Food Waste

Posted on February 24, 2017

How to Prevent Food Waste

Understanding food waste and how we personally contribute is how we can all start making a difference. As individuals, there are some challenges like food spoilage during harvest or shipment, that we can’t easily address, but there are simple ways that we can do our part right at home. Here are three ideas:

  1. Shop your refrigerator. Before you go to the grocery store or market to buy new food or ingredients, check the fridge or pantry. It’s easy to forget items you bought earlier but never used or even opened.
  2. Preserve your produce. Easier said than done, yes. But knowing how to keep fruits and veggies fresh and enjoying them while they are fresh means they’re fulfilling their mission of keeping you healthy and well-nourished.
  3. Love leftovers night. You’ve heard of pizza night, right? Or Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. It’s helpful to have a routine. Designate a night or a meal on a regular basis for leftovers, and you might even see a drop in your grocery bill.

And if you buy something and change your mind about using it, before it expires donate it to a local food shelf. Here at Daiya, we donate to food banks in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Portland and more every year.

Together, we can turn the tables on food waste. For more ideas on reducing waste at home, check the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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