Tag Archives: Food

How That Food You Throw Out Is Linked To Global Warming

Eliza Barclay reports for the Salt, NPR’s food blog:

[Venkat (founder and president of of CleanMetrics, a green-focused analytics firms)] found that food waste is responsible for 135 million tons of greenhouse gases every year, or about 1.5 percent of all emissions.

So how does that break down for a family or an individual? The average family is responsible for about 1,800 pounds of emissions from food waste, while an individual contributes about 440 pounds a year, Venkat found. A typical car, meanwhile, emits about 9,000 pounds a year.

I look forward to the weekends for many reasons, perhaps the most obsessive-compulsive of which is removing that week’s leftovers from the fridge before going grocery shopping for the next week.

Each week, I throw away at least 2-3 servings of food, and I hate it. Living in an apartment prevents me from composting—after all, where would I put it? I am not sure what the solution is. I try to bring leftovers for lunch, and while I eat them most of the time, there are days when I just want a sandwich from Publix instead of a bowl of leftover rice and beans from the night before.

How do you handle your leftover food? Do you eat it, throw it out, or compost it?

An Open Letter to Adam Richman, Star of the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food

Look at the fear in that man's eyes.

Dear Mr. Richman,

I hope that you are enjoying your trek across the country leading up to your live Superbowl event on February 3, but I also hope that said event will be the final chapter in what has become one of the most disturbing reality television series ever. Continue reading An Open Letter to Adam Richman, Star of the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food