What Food Waste Is Costing You and the Environment

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NEW YORK – According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to some 1.3 billion tons per year.

In the developing world, over 40 percent of food losses occur after harvest-while being stored or transported, and during processing and packing.

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Food Waste is a major problem. Here's a tip: Use a Vacuum Sealer and refrigerate or freeze your leftovers and bulk buys. And be sure to label them! Vacuum sealing will dramatically increase the freshness of your foods. You will still have to be proactive and keep tabs on your fridge and freezer.

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