Gotham Grazer Blog

Waste Not, Want Not

There is a lot of talk about where our food comes from, but what about the food that gets left behind?

As this blog post from The Economist points out, wasted food does not only mean wasted calories; it means wasted resources, such as water, fossil fuels, and pesticides.  By not utilizing all of the food that is produced, we are unnecessarily contributing to climate change, soil depletion, and water pollution. Rather than throwing out unwanted food, compost it instead! Composting in New York City is much easier than it seems, as there are scheduled drop-off sites in most neighborhoods.