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[Infographic] Food waste facts to make you think twice

Waste not, want not

Food waste has been on our minds ever since we watched John Oliver's incredible rant on why waste is against all logic in a world where food insecurity and starvation is a very real reality for many.

Food waste has a whole lot to do with attitude. You could take the approach that because your bananas have some brown spots, or the onion has started sprouting in the cupboard, you'll throw them away. But why would you when you could mash up those bananas and make some banana pumpkin bread, or turn that onion into the perfect topping for these heavenly sweet potatoes?

You could reject those misshaped carrots and lumpy parsnips at the supermarket, but why not invest in the "ugly" vegetables to slash your spending and save the planet? Nobody will know they were strangely shaped when they're finely chopped and combined in this hearty soup.

Tips for reducing food waste:

Barter any leftover produce you have with these helpful tips!

Turn any old produce and kitchen scraps into cleaning materials or make your own compost bin and your garden will love you forever!

Use up your leftover veggies with this hearty soup! You can use almost anything in this vegetable free-for-all, which means waste doesn't have to be a word in your vocabulary.

Grow your own veggies with our helpful cheat sheet.

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