7 tips from the chef, who'll teach you to throw away food
Despite the fact that the world is full of starving people, every year the inhabitants of our planet emit not less than 1.3 billion tons of food. Most of this food is ending up in landfills, negatively influencing the epidemiological and environmental situation. This problem affects each and every one of us can try a little to correct the situation.
Chef from new York, Max La manna believes that such waste is gradually turning into one of the major problems facing mankind. His book More Plants, Waste Less ("More plants, less trash"), Max is dedicated to the fight against this harmful for all waste.
Max La Manna
Growing up, Max had learned that of the 9 billion inhabitants of our planet 820 million are chronically undernourished. Almost one third of the total produced on the planet of food or left to rot in the fields or just landfilled.
This will consume not only food, but also other important resources for mankind: water, land, energy, transport and, of course, money. The environment gets the most serious damage.
But Max La manna knows at least seven ways that can use each of us to use food more efficient and to reduce the amount of food waste.
Very often, going to the store or to the market, we buy much more food than we actually need. Not to buy too much, should have the habit to make a list before going shopping. This will not only help to reduce the amount of food waste, but also save you money.
Another important point — before heading out again for food, make sure that you have already used bought last time food. Modern man, having the ability to buy any food, as a rule, there is no need to store it for future use.
For anybody not a secret that improperly stored food spoiled. But very many do not know the basic rules of food storage. Confused with what kind of food should be stored in the fridge and what at room temperature, we constantly lose fruits, vegetables and prepared meals.
Potatoes, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and garlic do not store at low temperatures. These products feel great at room temperature. The greens are the longest-stored in a bowl filled with water and extra bread in the freezer of the refrigerator.
You can help preserve our planet another simple way. Choose in-store are not the most beautiful fruits and vegetables. They are no less delicious and useful than others, but they, alas, there's always a chance to be unclaimed and to get to the dump. It is better to refuse of vegetables from large supermarkets and buy fresh produce from farmers.
Make it a habit not to throw away food you could not eat. Keep it in the fridge to use later. Select one day of the week when you will not cook, and just take it off the shelf half-eaten, warm up and eat. Here, too, there are not one but two benefits — you reduce the impact of civilization on the environment and will save.
The easiest way to organize long-term storage of products in the freezer. Sometimes are vegetables that are not too attractive look, or very soft to be used in a salad. They can be frozen, so after some time to use for making smoothies or other purposes.
The rest of the herb can be decomposed into molds for ice, fill with water and freeze. Later, these simple tactics will come in handy when passerovannye in many other recipes that use greens, whose appearance does not play a role.
In the freezer you can store many dishes, including liquid such as soups and borscht. If you get in the habit of doing, then you will be ready and tasty food. If you don't have time to cook, so frozen soup will be a real salvation.
Nice lunch break to leave the office and go with his colleagues in the café or dining room, to tightly bite. Although the Max is the chef of the restaurant, he does not approve of such Lunches. The fact that the power in different institutions leads to an increase in food waste. Much more useful for you is a lunch prepared at home.
If you do not have time for cooking culinary delights, you can enjoy food from the freezer if you have used our previous advice. And again you will enjoy the savings, because homemade food can be cheaper than catering.
Did you know that from the remnants of food can make a great soup? Uneaten vegetables and everything that was at hand, add to the pan, cover with water, and adding olive oil and spices, boil on a slow fire. For a delicious and nutritious broth that can be eaten immediately but can be frozen for future use for when you are too lazy to cook.
Compost is a very valuable natural fertilizer for the garden, and also a great way to get rid of food waste without causing any harm to the wildlife. It does not matter if you have a garden — compost can be made at home and used for feeding house plants.
This is not all ways to reduce the amount of food waste, but these seven ways are good that is available to each of us. If you think about how much your family throws away every day products, you will understand why the issue affects all of us.
The minimum of the efforts of everyone will help to reduce the burden on the environment and to contribute to the preservation of our planet's resources. And don't forget all the ways to reduce the volume of waste has an impact on your budget, and therefore make you a bit richer.
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