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8 Edible Items You’re Throwing Away (and 2 to Toss)

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:22

I like to cook with a lot of vegetables, but the waste can really pile up. I was becoming horrified to see exactly how much trash was leaving my kitchen. So I started a compost bin. I feel better since the compostable stuff is at least going to good use. But now my compost bin is filling up, which led me to think about what I was throwing in there. Is it all compost or can I find another use for it? Here are a few things you can actually keep and eat (and some you should toss).

Gifts That Give Back: Feel-Good Holiday Goodies We Can't Wait to Wrap Up

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Not All Organic Milk Is Equally Healthy, Says New Consumer Group

This story originally appeared on by Christopher Michel.

You walk into the grocery store, and head to the back (it's always way in the back) for some milk, only to be confronted with what seems like an increasing problem: Too many choices.

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Farming While Black: How One Woman Is Improving Access to Healthy Food for Black Families

Thirteen years ago, Leah Penniman would walk 2.2 miles uphill, a newborn strapped to her back, pushing her 2-year-old in a stroller, to access fresh fruits and vegetables in a wealthier neighborhood of Albany, NY. Penniman didn't just live in a food desert—with no grocery stores, public transportation and certainly no garden plots—it was what she calls a "food apartheid," where access to affordable, healthy, culturally appropriate food is delineated by race and class.