The amount of food wasted in this country — 40% of what is grown and raised according to those who know– not only is shocking but also speaks directly to our wallets. Much fresh produce is wasted because too many Americans think fruits and vegetables must be beautiful and unblemished. and therefore much doesn’t make it to the produce counter. More is wasted because many of us buy more than we use. A not-for-profit advocacy organization called Save the Food has posted guidelines on food storage that will cut waste and in the process, save money and additional trips to the grocery store to buy what we previous discarded. Click here for this valuable information.