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YOUR WEEKLY FOOD WASTE DIGEST

NOVEMBER ROUNDUP: FAVORITE FOOD WASTE READS

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1. Why have Americans stopped eating their leftovers? (see: graph at right). Most Americans know that food waste is a problem and are taking steps to reduce it in their homes, but nearly 75% believe they waste less food than the national average (Center for a Livable Future).  Yep, you read that right--nearly three quarters of Americans think they waste less food than 50% of the country. In other words, we should all be taking a look at our own kitchens! 

2. And now, this: Massimo Bottura (You'll recognize him from the first episode of Chef's Table--if you don't, treat yourself and watch it tonight. You won't regret it.) shows you how to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into world-class dishes

3. Calcium propion-whaa? Recent research by Iowa State University highlights the complexity of "clean" eating. Decoding food labels is tricky even for well-informed consumers, but these researchers share that just because an ingredient has an unfamiliar name doesn't mean it's automatically bad for you--and removing them can mean a lot more food waste. Sometimes additives and preservatives control growth of microorganisms that speed decomposition of food.

Looking forward... 
February 28, 2018: Washington DC Food Tank Summit Buy tickets today for Food Tank's annual summit, Cultivating the Next Generation of Young Food Leaders.