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    I dont think there would be so much waste if you ate primal/paleo....I hardly waste a thing except for the bones i cant eat or the avocado skins Ide rather not chew on

    Americans Waste 40% Of Food Supply, Somehow Still Fat : Gothamist

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    Obviously I need to buy more rotisserie chickens at the supermarket!
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    • #3
      Except for the odd banana, I don't waste a single scrap of food anymore. I guess when you buy nasty, unappealing junk a lot goes uneaten and thrown away. I used to that a lot pre-Primal.

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      • #4
        Virtually nothing gets thrown away since I started my Whole30 this month. Not eating out is really helpful, food wastage-wise.
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        • #5
          This story has been making the rounds and unfortunately a lot of the waste is before it gets to the house. But even before primal I never threw much out. I get a kick out of people that will heave leftovers at some arbitrary point, like 3 days. And I'm never embarrassed about a doggie bag.
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          • #6
            I hate hate hate throwing out food. It frustrates me so much. I just hate blatant waste - of money and nutrition.

            One of the reasons I get annoyed with the resurgence of "juicing" fifty pounds of produce down into a glass and throwing out the fiber.
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            • #7
              I have a dog and kids (in that order ). Between those two and a compost bin we take care of most leftovers. Plan on adding chickens to the mix soon so that really should do the trick.

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              • #8
                I sometimes waste food because I still haven't adjusted well to the reduced quantities I eat. I sometimes go a little too wild at the farmers market and bring home too much produce that's already ripe.
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                • #9
                  What you don't eat, compost.

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                  • #10
                    Isn't that article just a re-hash of one written 4-5 years ago? I don't understand why it's getting so much attention now.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      I sometimes waste food because I still haven't adjusted well to the reduced quantities I eat. I sometimes go a little too wild at the farmers market and bring home too much produce that's already ripe.
                      I still have the occasional forgotten something in the bottom of the crisper. I always over do the bananas every week and have to toss some. My grandson likes chips but by the time I remember, they are pretty mushy. They are on sale this week though so I bought some for the purpose of flash freezing, for my yogurt. Will see how that works. I need to try it soon so I can go get some more before the sale ends. Might get some to dehydrate for my grandson.

                      Originally posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
                      What you don't eat, compost.
                      I need to do that. I planted a garden this year so I could use extra for sure. I did throw out boxes of peaches and various other veggies that I bought at the produce auction and they went bad before I could do anything with them. The critters left me a pile of pits. We have had a tough tough summer, and winter will probably be even worse for the critters.

                      Leftover meats, I re-freeze after 2 days in the frig. I am getting better about not over doing the veggie sides, and also getting better about using them up for my meals.
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                      • #12
                        I eat the bones! Keep them in the freezer and make bone broth. Sometimes ribs are soft enough to just chew up and eat.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                          I eat the bones! Keep them in the freezer and make bone broth. Sometimes ribs are soft enough to just chew up and eat.
                          Thank goodness I finally found a group of people in Primal who do this. People used to think I was weird from chewing on the ends of rotisserie chicken bones. Mmmm marrow....
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by IvyBlue View Post
                            I get a kick out of people that will heave leftovers at some arbitrary point, like 3 days.
                            yeah, I never got (and never will get) people who throw out food at arbitrary points (like 3 days) because they read somewhere that it was the right thing to do... although I will admit to making an arbitrary temporary "7 days after it's been cooked" rule for meat after a REALLY gross rancid meat experience... but c'mon, use your nose, eyes, and intuition to figure out if the odd container of sludge is still okay to eat! If you're not sure, use temperatures that make it difficult for bacteria to survive when you prepare your meal.
                            I just used several month old chicken stock - it smelled fine and it simmered for awhile, then went in the crockpot for 3 hours... it was FINE.

                            Originally posted by carlh View Post
                            I hate hate hate throwing out food. It frustrates me so much. I just hate blatant waste - of money and nutrition.
                            Yeah, I have a real issue with wasting food... even if it's not something I'd eat... I've been known to get really upset and angry when presented with a "treat" of something sugar that I have NO DESIRE to eat... and often one of the things that's said is "oh, c'mon, don't let it go to waste"... *sigh*

                            Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                            I sometimes waste food because I still haven't adjusted well to the reduced quantities I eat. I sometimes go a little too wild at the farmers market and bring home too much produce that's already ripe.
                            Yeah, this too... I've been known to go nuts at the farmer's market, and sometimes veggies go moldy/squishy sooner than I'd anticipated, which just sucks.

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                            • #15
                              well I do not waste food anymore because I do all my shopping now at overpriced wholefoods...smh...so I make sure I eat every ounce of my money's worth and I do not buy in large quantities anymore too.

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