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Charted: Here's how much your food waste hurts the environment

When you let broccoli rot in your fridge, you add noxious gases to more than just your veggie drawer.
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You probably bought this, not knowing what it is, but that you might get around to using it.

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Our species is pretty good at wasting food. Some for being undersized or oddly shaped. Others we allow to decay in their shipping containers, thrown away before they even reach shelves. We leave even more foodstuffs wasting away in grocery stores, often by letting it sit there until it reaches its sell-by date. As consumers, we don’t have much control over most of the process that brings our food to the grocery store, but

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