October 24, 2020

6 ways to reduce food waste, even during a pandemic

By Siobhan Neela-Stock

6 ways to reduce food waste, even during a pandemic

By now, you’ve probably seen photos of people panic buying groceries and shelves laid bare. In mid-March, you might have even been one of these panic buyers; I certainly was. But weeks later, as pounds of beans and rice lay unused on shelves, many of us may be thinking “what am I going to do with all this food?”

Panic-buying, like the type that can occur during a pandemic, can prompt people to purchase perishable items that they aren’t able to consume before they go bad, which can ultimately lead to food waste, says Brian Lipinski, a researcher on food waste at the World Resources Institute.

Moreover, many of the country’s largest farms are throwing out fresh food that they’re unable to sell due to restaurant, school, and hotel closures, according to the …

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