At Home with the VeggiDome (Sponsored Post)

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Introduction: You reached into your fridge to grab those crimson bell peppers and leafy greens - salad time.

You had one too many doughnuts today and realize its time to cut back.

But wait.

Something is crawling on your bell pepper. And those leafy greens are looking a little brown.

It feels like you might be out that $20 you spent at your favorite trendy grocery store.

Why, oh why, can’t you seem to keep your vegetables fresh?

Keep reading and you’ll learn whats in store at home with the Veggidome.

Keep reading and you’ll learn:

  • Why America Throws away 40% of the food we produce

  • How VeggiDome and Food Tribe are working together to fix the problem

  • Ways you can cut down on food waste at home with the Veggidome.

Photo:  @joannaboj

Photo: @joannaboj

How America Is Losing Up to 40 percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill

Getting food from the farm to our fork eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of, and swallows 80 percent of all freshwater consumed in the United States.

Yet, 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten.

This not only means that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, but also that the uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills as the single largest component of U.S. municipal solid waste where it accounts for a large portion of U.S. methane emissions.

Reducing food losses by just 15 percent would be enough food to feed more than 25 million Americans every year at a time when one in six Americans lack a secure supply of food to their tables.

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Throwing Away Produce = Throwing Away Money

Highly processed, prepared foods are cheaper in the short run, but our favorite junk foods sometimes have addictive qualities.

Fresh fruits and veggies may seem expensive, but in the long run, they’ll save you money.

There’s even been some research that you’re diet might effect your health.

Benefits of Reducing Wasted Food

  • Saves money from buying less food.

  • Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.

  • Conserves energy and resources, preventing pollution involved in the growing, manufacturing, transporting, and selling food (not to mention hauling the food waste and then landfilling it).

  • Supports your community by providing donated untouched food that would have otherwise gone to waste to those who might not have a steady food supply.

Between 2007 and 2014, U.S. consumers wasted nearly 150,000 tons of food per day. That's nearly a pound per person and equates to about 30 percent of the average daily calories consumed for every American.


A Cookie Jar for Fresh Whole Foods

Enter the VeggiDome!

The Food Tribe team recently had an opportunity to catch up with VeggiDome founder Duncan Burns to discuss the food waste issue in Los Angeles and beyond.

Duncan invented the hand-blown glass tabletop produce server and saver to encourage his family to eat healthier.

The VeggiDome puts vegetables and fruit on display and ready to eat to make them more convenient than ever.

Keep fresh fruits and vegetables at your fingertips with the VeggiDome!

At Home With the VeggiDome

Food Tribe has partnered with VeggiDome to get the word out about ways you can start saving your produce now.

Visit VeggiDome and use code FOODTRIBE to save !

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Terence Latimer