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Food Waste Basics…What Is Anaerobic Digestion?

While I was very excited to work to end food waste in Maine with my internship with the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, I found the many food waste terms to be overwhelming. But with a few Google searches, I was able to put together the basics.  If you also find food waste terminology to […]

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STOP Wasting Holiday Food: Make your Leftovers Work for You

With the holiday season upon us, holiday foods are a key part of many family celebrations. After seeing how many of these holiday foods end up as leftovers at my house, I wanted to share some tips and recipes to ensure that your holiday favorites do not end up as food waste. Luckily, preventing food […]

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The TRUTH About Hunger in Maine and What YOU Can Do to Stop It.

Why is Food Being Thrown Away While People Go Hungry? My entire life, I always have hated throwing out food. When I was growing up, my mother would tell me to finish what was on my plate because there are starving people in this world. I was one of the lucky children that always had […]

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Food Recycling Made Easy!

As a resident of Winslow, my town’s free food recycling bins are located at 136 Halifax St. in Winslow, and I participate in one of the Mitchell Center’s town food recycling pilots! I’m here to show you how easy it is to recycle your food by walking you through my own food recycling routine.    […]

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Try Meal Prepping To Stop Wasting Food – Save Money And Time, Too!

Since meal prepping is easily my favorite form of food waste prevention, I wanted to bring you inside my own kitchen to demonstrate how it’s done! But what is meal prepping and why is it so effective? Meal prepping is simply cooking your favorite weekly meals but with a plan – for shopping, cooking, and […]

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Food Dates: The Real Truth

“When in doubt, throw it out.” For me, this phrase was a commonplace theme in my childhood home. As a kid, it was one of my designated chores to go through the fridge or pantry closet. Every couple of months, I would throw away items that were past their “expiration food date.” This practice is […]

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Save Money & Waste Less with These 6 Food Storage Tips

According to the LSU Agricultural Center, the average American family of four throws out $1,600 a year in produce. By wasting all of this produce, we also waste the money that we spent on the produce, the resources that went into producing and transporting that food, and finally a waste of space in already overflowing […]

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How to Shop Smarter, Save Money, & Eat Better

  For those of us that do not have the luxury of harvesting our own food, the first step in getting food to the table is often going to the grocery store. For this reason, it only makes sense that the grocery store is the first place that we can start to reduce food waste. […]

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