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Package Foods That You Can Make Yourself

By Fredrica Syren: In our quest to live a zero waste life, packaged foods can be a problem because, yes, the packages themselves generate waste. One simple solution to this problem is to either, number one, buy things in bulk whenever possible; or, number two, just make things yourself. Here …

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Programs for Donated Fresh Veggies

By Larraine Roulston: Many farmers and backyard gardeners who enjoy their freshly picked organic harvest can seize the opportunity to share their excess bounty with those less fortunate. As they see it, they are delighted that soup kitchens, food banks and pantries are able to distribute much more than just processed foods. In Canada, …

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Pre-Made Batch Meals from the Freezer

By Kim Robson: Sometimes we just don’t have the time or energy to prepare a meal from scratch. A great solution is batch cooking! Over the weekend, you can make several portions of your favorite recipes, and freeze them for your own do-it-yourself frozen dinners! The bonus: you know exactly …

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Innovations to Combat Food Waste

By Larraine Roulston : As people discard food in small amounts, most would claim that they waste very little; however, that perception usually doesn’t match reality as found in a recent survey by the University of Alberta. Its waste audits from participating residents revealed that food waste on average was much higher than individuals had …

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Expired Food: What Is Ok to Eat and What Is Not

By Fredrica Syren: When you know that almost 800 million people around the globe do not get enough to eat, and that poor nutrition kills 3.5 million children each year, it’s frustrating that about 40 percent of all food grown for humans around the world is wasted — as in thrown away. It is …

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Why Is America’s Diet So Bad?

By Larraine Roulston : Without a doubt, most people would agree that the American diet is not as healthy as that of European or Asian countries. In general, North Americans consume a larger amount of refined grains, sugar, oil, meat, calories and processed foods while at the same time not eating enough vegetables. For the past …

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Reduce Food Waste—Let Your Fridge Go Bare

By Fredrica Syren:  I used to love having my fridge and pantry fully stocked because it gave me so many options for cooking and we would eat well … or at least that’s what I thought. The truth is that there were days when I looked in the fridge and found “nothing to eat,” so instead we would go out to eat or I would even make another …

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Chipotle, Foodborne Illnesses, and Sustainability

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Food safety is a complex process. It is also an industry that must constantly adapt to our changing technology and food supply. As consumers, we expect the foods we purchase and prepare to be safe and not to make us sick: however — from bacterial contamination …

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What To Do with Leftovers & Why Do People Hate Them?

By Larraine Roulston: Family celebrations usually result in leftovers occupying several shelves of your fridge. Some people groan at the thought of being served the same meal the following night. Others may not be enamored with a reheated casserole along with bits and pieces of salads, cheeses and broken crackers. In …

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NYC Rescue Food

By Kim Robson: The very serious topic of food waste has been covered here on Green-Mom several times, from the Inglorious Foods campaign in France, to the Hidden Harvest movement in California, to the Food Waste Challenge in New York City. Wasted food is a worldwide problem, and the global …

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