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America throws away an average of 20 pounds of food every month, according to a recent story on ABC News.
I found this news disturbing – and not just because the family that was featured in the story spent $1,200 a month on food.
I find it disturbing because it seems to follow a pattern of gluttony and overspending. We buy more than we need, serve up gigantic portions, and throw away what we don’t use – all the while complaining about the cost of groceries.
There’s a simple solution to this problem, America. Start living within your means! Not just financially, but in all aspects of your life.
You can trim that grocery bill back AND cut down on the amount of food you waste by paying attention to portion sizes. Plan your meals and your shopping lists to avoid overbuying. If you do end up with leftovers, be sure to use them up. If you’ve got vegetable scraps, learn to compost them. Try growing your own food or visit a farm so that you are reminded of where food comes from.
We don’t have to continue this cycle of buying and throwing away food. Food is a necessity. Excess is not.