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Published on March 12th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush


Take Two Minutes To Help End Food Waste!

Reduce Food WasteAmericans waste 40% of the food we produce. So an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) task force developed a toolkit to help us waste less. Will you add your voice to support it?

Before you answer, consider these statistics:

Food waste is not just a problem in and of itself. It’s a a problem that — if solved — could help solve other problems, like hunger, poverty, and environmental deterioration. So Food Shift convened a group of powerhouse individuals and organizations to develop a toolkit to help communities make a dent.

Food: Too Good to Waste provides communities with tools and strategies to help families and individuals reduce food wasted at home. EPA approval and funding would allow Food: Too Good to Waste to launch a coordinated national campaign on Earth Day on April 22, 2014. Love Food Hate Waste, a food waste initiative in the United Kingdom, utilized a similar approach, alongside the work of civic society organizations, to achieve a reduction in food waste by 21 percent since 2007.

This group of leaders needs you to sign a petition to encourage the EPA to approve and fund the Food: Too Good to Waste toolkit before Earth Day 2014.

Show your support for ending food waste by lending your voice. Click here to sign!

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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 !

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