There’s a billboard in town, similar to this one, claiming that the average American wastes 290 pounds of food per year. From what I’ve read elsewhere, this is post-consumer waste, i.e. it’s what individuals are discarding after they get their groceries home; waste/loss further upstream in the food supply chain is a separate issue.
That’s over 3/4 pound of food per day, per person. :eek: WTF, that’s a lot of food. I’m sure my wife and I don’t waste that much. I think in a normal week, we might toss one overripe banana (damn, those things ripen fast), and every day we toss the peel from one apple. On rare occasions we have a yellow onion in the drawer that is discovered to be rotten, or some green onions in the fridge that have gone slimy. I’d claim that our household averages maybe a pound a week, instead of the eleven pounds purportedly discarded by the average two-person household.
So who’s wasting all the food? Is it you?