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Another Reason to Clean Your Plate

With all the news about the obesity epidemic, not cleaning your plate is the motto of the day…or is it? I was startled to read that about 40% of food produced in the U.S. isn’t consumed. If thrown in the trash or left to rot or provide a haven for bacteria in your fridge, it eventually goes into landfills. Once there, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas that is 23 times more potent in trapping heat than carbon dioxide.

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