5 Easy Ways to Use the Food Scraps in Your Kitchen

Between food service, home cooking, and farming, the United States wastes 108 billion pounds of food each year. Ismail Samad wants to change that. “In restaurants you’re never letting anything go to waste,” says the East Cleveland–based chef, activist, and entrepreneur. Using an ingredient in its entirety is economical—and part of the art of cooking, he says. In 2013 Samad co-opened the Gleanery, a restaurant in Putney, Vermont, that prioritizes less-than-perfect and surplus produce. There he learned to push ingredients to their limits, keeping as much as possible on the plate and out of the landfill. As cofounder of

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Inflation means higher food prices, which impacts healthy eating

Inflation means higher food prices, which impacts healthy eating

  • Federal officials earlier this month said inflation hit a 40-year high and the consumer price index jumped 8.5% annually. For those who were already struggling, the rapid increases are forcing even tougher choices about what, when and how often to eat.
  • On average, Americans spend about 10% of their income on food. The poorest Americans pay closer to 30%.
  • Experts worry high food prices mean more children will grow up with poor nutrition, setting more kids up for a lifetime of health problems,
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