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If you buy it, eat it

November 7, 2010 | 10:44 am
Food Jonathan Bloom is the author of "American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It)." He lives in North Carolina, where he writes the blog WastedFood.com, and wrote this article in Sunday's Los Angeles Times Opinion section: 

Let me guess: You're concerned about the environment. You recycle, buy the right light bulbs, drink from a reusable water bottle (preferably one made of metal) and wish you could afford a hybrid. You try to remember your reusable shopping bags when you go to the market and feel guilty when you don't.

But there's something you could be doing that would make a much bigger difference, and it's not one of those really hard things like carpooling to work or installing solar panels on your roof.

All you need to do is minimize your food waste. If you buy it and bring it home, eat it. That alone is one of the easiest ways to aid the environment.

Read on.

Illustration credit: David Gothard / For The Times

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