A new reason to finish your vegetables

Americans Waste 2030 Trillion BTU of Energy in Trashed Food

By Brigid Darragh
Friday, October 8th, 2010

“Finish your vegetables. You shouldn’t waste food. There are starving children in (insert developing nation you’ve never heard of as a six-year-old here).”

If only the words of our mothers, fathers, caretakers at large stayed with us from those evenings at the kitchen table, through the high school cafeteria, and then later in life, when we were single and cooking for one or two people and regrettably tossing wilted lettuce that we never got around to eating during the week straight into a Hefty bag…

A recent study from Environmental Science &Technology journal says Americans could save as much as 350 million barrels of oil a year by not wasting food.

Those barrels actually make up 2% of our total energy use………………

Full story at http://www.greenchipstocks.com/articles/a-new-reason-to-eat-your-peas/1125?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+greenstocks+%28Green+Chip+Stocks%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

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