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Save Money—Stop Wasting Food

By Fredrica Syren: Food waste is a huge environmental problem today. It’s a fact that 1/3 of all food produced worldwide is being thrown away and that here in the USA, 25% of our fresh water is being used for food production. And, yes, this is a big issue when …

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Compost 101 Class

Did you know that when you throw your food scraps in the trashcan, the food never composts at the city dump. Instead it creates methane gas which is a huge contributor to our climate crisis. Composting at home is not complicated (even if you don’t have a garden, it important …

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How To Use The Leftover Pulp From Juicing

Image credit: Pexels Juicing at home has become a very popular alternative to buying shop made juices. Not only does it give you the creative freedom to make exactly the flavour combination you desire but you can also have more confidence in the quality of the ingredients you are using …

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Creative Composting

By Kim Robson: Compost is like miracle soil. It helps sandy soil hold nutrients and moisture, and loosens heavy clay so plants can breathe. The beneficial microorganisms in compost help your plants grow strong and healthy. As it decomposes, compost feeds your plants naturally and organically. Those of us who …

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Food Waste–The Perfect Choice of Imperfect Produce

By Fredrica Syren: Few people realize that millions of pounds of nutritious, perfectly good produce in packing houses and in the fields and orchards are discarded after the harvest is finished. The USDA estimates that more than 20%of all food crops in this country are left in the fields after …

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Turning Excess Dough into Beer

By Larraine Roulston: As food waste is rapidly becoming a moral issue, creative solutions are emerging. Sending surplus bread to a brewery to make beer is how Leftovers Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Calgary, Alberta, is dealing with its excess sourdough bread donations. This charitable organization rescues perishable foods from …

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Zero Waste Kitchen-Keeping Produce Fresh

By Kim Robson: I’m sad to admit it: my house is where fresh produce goes to die. Every week, and with the best intentions, I get these lovely specimens of healthy eating, but all too often they’re rotten before I can get around to using them. I feel terribly guilty …

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Reducing Waste in Restaurant, Bars & Cafés

By Larraine Roulston: Restaurants and the food service industry contribute a hefty amount to the waste stream. Food waste, in particular, is high on the list. On average, a single restaurant might send as much as 50,000 pounds of edible food to landfills annually.Wasting foodnot only hurts a restaurant’s bottom …

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Tips for Eating More Leftovers

ByKim Robson: There is little that upsets me more than wasted food. In a world where approximately one billion people suffer from food insecurity, throwing away perfectly good food should be a crime against humanity. Before produce even makes it to the grocery store, after harvest, 25% to 30% of …

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Teaching Kids About Composting

By Fredrica Syren: I work very hard to teach my kids about the value of the environment and the importance of preserving the world around them. This, I feel, helps ensure a positive future for the earth. One very simple but fun way to teach kids about recycling, giving back …

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