Happy Wastegiving, America!

Nov 22, 2012 Posted by

Grist

21 Nov 2012 6:53 PM

And just how much turkey soup can we eat?

By Susie Cagle

As you prepare piles of food for family and friends this week, keep in mind how much you’re actually going to eat. Each Thanksgiving, Americans waste more than a third of the turkey meat they purchase and prepare.

That adds up to $282 million wasted, contributing to over 5 million pounds in total holiday food waste. Celebrate wisely!

Susie Cagle writes and draws news for Grist. She also writes and draws tweets for Twitter.

 

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