About 40 percent of the United States food supply (1500 calories/person/day) goes uneaten. Discarded food in homes and food-service accounts for 60 percent of this total food loss and is mostly avoidable. The remaining portion is lost or wasted during food production.
This amount of food waste is among the highest globally. Preventing food waste saves money and resources. Resources used to produce uneaten food include: 30 percent of fertilizer, 31 percent of cropland, 25 percent of tot
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Serving Soup Safely
What could be simpler than eating a big, steaming bowl of soup. A hearty soup - made with veggies and meat, poultry, fish or dried beans - - can be the main dish for your meal. Add some crackers or bread sticks on the side and perhaps fruit for dessert and you're ready to eat!
It's time to sing the praises of dry beans and NOT that song about, "Beans, beans, the musical fruit!" Here are some high notes a song about beans would include: