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Food: Why Americans Waste So Much And Ways To Stop

Steve Scher
08/30/2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Study Finds Americans Waste Almost Half Their Food: A new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council finds Americans waste or throw away 40 percent of their food each year. That means the average person wastes 20 pounds of food every month. We'll talk with NRDC's Dana Gunders about the environmental implications of tossing so much food and what it means to the many that go hungry while food is being thrown away.

What's in the Fridge? The Chef in the Hat joins us to help you make new recipes from the food you already have on hand. Call us at 206.543.5869, tell us what's in your fridge and we'll come up with some new ideas.


Dana Gunders is a scientist for the Food and Agriculture Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Thierry Rautureau is the Chef in the Hat at Rover's and LUC in Madison Valley. He is also the author of "Rover's: Recipes from Seattle's Chef in the Hat."

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