Cutting Down on Food Waste with Simple Steps’ Wendy Gordon

May 14, 2010

Wendy Gordon, editor of SimpleSteps.org and an executive at the NRDC, comes to “Green is Good” to discuss food waste. Surprisingly, the average family of four throws out 122 pounds of edible food per month — that’s 13% of our solid waste, or 30 million tons per year! The food chain encompasses everyone — from farmers, to markets, to consumers, to restaurants and everywhere in between. We are all guilty of wasting. The ripple effect of all of the resources used to make these foods goes to waste as well — water, fossil fuels and energy chief among them. “There is a lot we can do to cut down our waste,” Gordon says. “Get back in the kitchen, plan your meals for a week out and start from scratch — start with fresh, organic ingredients.”