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Published on September 26th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

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Let’s Talk Food Waste!

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Tomorrow (Thursday, September 27th at 4pm EST/3pm Central), Important Media is hosting a Google+ Hangout to talk about the food waste problem and what we can do about it.

Not sure what a Google+ Hangout is? Don’t worry! It’s a pretty new function from Google+, Google’s social media site that allows us to create group chats, discussions, panels, and debates. All you need to join us tomorrow is a Google+ account, which is totally free. Once you’re signed up at Google+, just click this link for our Hangout, and you should be able to hop right in!

Eat Drink Better is part of the Important Media blog network, and I’m going to be joining some of my fellow writers and editors from across the network tomorrow to talk about food waste and how we can waste less. I hope you can join us! The ever-awesome Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is hosting this panel discussion, and he created a quickie promo video for the talk:


We’ve talked a lot about food waste here at Eat Drink Better, and it’s a topic that’s close to my heart. Our food system uses more resources than the transportation sector, and wasting food means not only wasting money but it means we’re draining our resources, polluting our waterways, and emitting greenhouse gases only to toss 40 percent of what we make into the trash.

I hope you can make the talk at 4pm EST tomorrow on Google+! To join us, just click here!

If you can’t make it tomorrow, don’t worry! We’ll share the video from the panel here on the site when it’s ready, and in the meantime, you can check out some of these articles on food waste and how to reduce it:

Image Credit: Food Waste photo via Shutterstock

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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