Sunday, March 6, 2011

1400 Calories Per Day Per Person

Apparently, despite Sub-Zero refrigerators, ultra-pasteurization, chemical preservatives and the growing Slow Food movement, we are throwing away more food than ever. 

Per the New York Times, Americans now throw away food amounting to 1,400 calories per day per person.  Given that the daily caloric requirement of the average person is about 1800-2250 calories per day, that is A LOT.

Read more here.

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