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Just Eat It: How Restaurants Can Lay Waste to Waste

Throwing away expired or leftover food may seem as routine as brushing your teeth, especially during the Holiday season. Unfortunately, at least 133 billion pounds of food goes to waste each year, averaging out to ¼ of all grocery store purchases. This November NPR’s popular news segment Food For Thought tackled the topic, broadcasting the […]

Throwing away expired or leftover food may seem as routine as brushing your teeth, especially during the Holiday season. Unfortunately, at least 133 billion pounds of food goes to waste each year, averaging out to ¼ of all grocery store purchases.

This November NPR’s popular news segment Food For Thought tackled the topic, broadcasting the aftermath of filmmaker couple Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer’s six month journey after they vowed to only consume food that had entered the waste stream. What exactly qualifies as the waste stream? Food that has been deemed inedible by society, be it past the due date, destined for the trash, or already in it.

Baldwin and Rustemeyer set out to address the issue of food waste by recording their newfound consumption patterns in the documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story . They quickly discovered restaurants and grocery stores are throwing away large amounts of food waste that hadn’t even had a chance to expire – the food had just passed its ‘peak freshness.’

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