It's no secret that millions of people around the world go hungry each year. Americans tend to be sympathetic, but unsurprised, when they hear about the woes of another poverty-stricken family struggling to put food on the table.According to the article, Europe and the U.S. are the greatest contributers of food waste. Theoretically, much of the problem is out of our hands. Half of this loss—food that is spilled, spoiled, contaminated or otherwise lost in the production process—occurs at a commercial level, according to the Think, Eat, Save initiative. But once products reach store shelves, consumers have the power to manage the unnecessary surplus simply based on what and how much they buy.
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