Friday Buffet

Unharvested fruit from backyard trees is certainly a waste. But we don’t often put uneaten mushrooms or nuts in that same category. But, this page brimming with foraging resources does.

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Massachusetts will be banning commercial food waste from landfills in 2014. If you want to nerd out on the policy process, have at it.

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Here’s a nice piece from a novice cook awakening to her personal wasting and its impact.

While I feel good about my “natural” and “organic” purchases, at the end of the day, none of that matters if the food ends up in the garbage.


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Next week, I’ll have a startling photo of a number-shaped banana pepper. Come back on Monday to find out what number! (Cue the cliffhanger music.)

And don’t hesitate to send in your pics of produce shaped like letters and, I suppose, numbers.

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Finally, tune in to NPR for Science Friday today at 2:30pm ET–I’ll be taking part in a chat on food waste. Can’t wait!

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