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

August 25th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush

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. 



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