I really shouldn’t have thrown out those peppers

This isn’t really a scientist post, but it is an interesting topic to me.  According to several studies and two recent articles in The New York Times, the US is throwing out almost a quarter of its food.  Not only that, but donations to food banks are already down 9% (clearly the recession is already making us see to ourselves).  The Times articles also linked me to an interesting blog on wasted food.  All these articles are accompanied by pictures of things thrown away.  Because the apple has a bad section (guilty…), the yogurt sat out for a few hours and is all icky and warm (guiltier…), and because the one edge of the cheese was bad (due to my extreme obsession with cheese, I am not guilty of this one). Continue reading