Tired of taking out the trash? The New York Times would like you to know that it's your own damn fault. According to the most recent Week in Review, 27 percent of all food available for consumption in the U.S. ends up in the garbage. That's about a pound a day per person, which amounts to 30 million tons of food waste per year. Not only does this perpetuate the nutritional disparity between America and poorer nations, but as the Times points out, the methane produced by rotting food also contributes to global warming. So instead of dumping your dinner leftovers, get out that Tupperware and save them for lunch. As food prices continue to rise, your wallet as well as the planet will thank you for it.
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