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Love food? Tips to not waste it!

How much money could you save by throwing out less food?

Everyone wastes food, and about half of this waste happens in our homes!  In Canada, an average family of four throws out nearly $1,500 per year!  In the trailer for the film, "A Food Waste Story - Just Eat It!", the BC documentary filmmakers say that 40% of all food that is grown and produced, ends up in the landfill!

From farm, through retail, to fridge...to compost? 

What an inefficient system; wasting energy, money, time and food that could be eaten.  By wasting less food, we can all save money, eat better, help the environment by reducing the waste of resources needed to grow, package, and transport food, such as fuel and water, as well as reduce the methane gas emissions that directly contribute to climate change.

The Table Matters Network

Locally, the Table Matters Network created the North Shore FoodPrint Challenge to help raise awareness around food waste.  They are inviting residents of the North Shore to take five days and measure and report all preventable food waste – food that could have been eaten but is thrown out.  Those who sign-up early will receive a free digital kitchen scale.  Shopping, meal planning and food storage tips will be sent to participants & we will post some more here too!  After completing the five-day challenge, participants will be asked to complete an online survey to report their results and be entered to win groceries courtesy of North Shore food retailers!  Contact info@tablematters.ca or visit www.tablematters.ca for more information and to sign up.  Find them on Twitter and Facebook pages too!

How to reduce food waste 

There are lots of resources and tips out there, and we would love to hear your shopping, storing tips to decrease food waste.

Check-out the following links and resources for more information:

What do you think?

We are interested to hear your tips and reactions.

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