Food Waste Where to Store Foods in your Refrigerator

Published on August 25th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush


Minimize Food Waste By Storing Food In Your Refrigerator The Right Way

Where to Store Foods in your Refrigerator

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I tossed out a bag of mushy strawberries this evening, damn! Did you know that the average American wastes 40% of the food they purchase? I haven’t measured my own waste, but 40% doesn’t seem unrealistic. And that’s sad. What’s worse? Much of that wasted food ends up in landfills where it breaks down and forms methane, a greenhouse gas far more powerful than carbon dioxide.

This Food Republic infographic might help all of us waste less. It illustrates where to store different  foods in our refrigerators to preserve flavor and minimize waste.

Reducing food waste is important. I vow to do my best — right after I clean out my frig.

Image Credit: Food Republic

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About the Author

Hi all! I'm Mary Gerush - a recovering corporate worker bee turned good-farm-real-food advocate and writer who wants to help people understand what they're eating. I tend a tiny urban farm in Dallas, TX, and hope to scale up one day soon. Omnivore through-and-through, there's not much I love to eat more than a butter-basted grass fed steak fresh from a searing hot cast iron skillet. Follow me on , , and !

7 Responses to Minimize Food Waste By Storing Food In Your Refrigerator The Right Way

  1. Wendy says:

    Can’t read the info. Do you have the direct link to the original website?

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  3. Joy says:

    Thank you for the info. Greatly appreciate it.

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