I just read an article that claims “The amount of food people waste globally is twice as high as the most-commonly cited estimate, the data suggests. At the individual level, food waste is tied directly to affluence — the more money you have, the more likely you are to throw out uneaten food, the study finds.”
So, what can we do about it?
The Fremont Regional Digester is recycling waste food and pre-consumer, post packaging food items into renewable energy and fertilizer for crops.
Revolution Farms is able to recycle their waste and greens that don’t meet their high standards of quality by sending that material to a local farm for animal feed.
JBC Dairy Recycling collects spoiled dairy products from local grocery stores and turns them into animal feed, and crop nutrients.
My dad (helping my niece find green beans in the garden) taught me how to compost and I have been composting food waste in the back yard for years with all of the leaves and grass clippings.
But coming soon, CJD Farm Consulting will be developing a several new projects to help reduce the amount of food that is sent to landfills.
Stay tuned to find out more!