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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension


Food waste

  1. Wasting food is wasting money. Here’s how to keep food fresh and throw away less cash - Saving You Money

    Jan 12, 2023

    By Sean McDonnell, — With rising prices and tight budgets, it pays to look for cheaper groceries. But if the lettuce you bought spoils in the back of the fridge, it (and the money you paid for it) might be going in the trash can. It doesn’t have to. Food waste is a huge problem that contributes to food insecurity and climate change. The USDA says one-third of all available food goes uneaten. All of that waste isn’t happening in people’s kitchens. But even on a smaller scale, allowing food to spoil or go uneaten can hurt your budget. Read more...