Reducing our waste

Check out Nourishing the Planet’s latest op-ed published in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 40 percent of consumable food is discarded here in the United States. When food decomposes in landfills, it turns into methane, a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

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To read more about reducing food waste, see: Reducing Food Waste during the Holiday SeasonReducing Food Waste: Making the Most of Our AbundanceFresh Ideas for Food Waste, and Innovation of the Week: Reducing Food Waste.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

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