May 16, 2016
If you were on your way to spend $100 at the grocery store, would you stop and just throw $20 or $30 out on the street? Of course not! Yet, because most people waste about 30 percent of the food they buy, that's effectively what's happening. In fact, a four-person family loses $1,500 a year on wasted food, says the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The good news is, food waste isn't inevitable. In fact, you can cut the amount of food (and money) you squander almost to zero by making a few simple changes in how you buy, store and eat food. We've pulled together some of the easiest adjustments to make: