Foogal and Global Warming.
August 13, 2021
We all know that we are in a climate crisis. Countries, corporations, small businesses, groups and individuals all need to do their part to help before it’s too late. How can we help at Foogal? It’s been a source of conversation and here is our plan– we’ll help you to reduce food waste. It’s might sound like a small concept, but it’s really not.
72 billion pounds of food goes to waste each year- a staggering $218 billion- while 50 million people go hungry. Did you know that almost half of all fresh produce is thrown away? 20 billion pounds of vegetables and fruits are plowed under or discarded. Think about how much water it took to grow that produce!
We have an awesome team –Olivia Camilleri, Cierra Bacon, and Julia Havinis–that have been working hard developing tips for you that are being added at the bottom of our recipes under Tips and Notes.
Here are a some examples for you. You’ll be helping with the climate crisis, and will save food dollars. Perfect!
- Broccoli stems can be cooked, pureed and added to your next batch of guacamole—Broccomole!
- Some foods give off ethylene gas while ripening that promotes ripening in other foods, which you might not want: bananas, cherimoyas, honeydew, avocados, tomatoes, cantaloupes, peaches, pears, plantains, green onions, and more.
- Left over holiday cookies? Crumble, dry and store for use in your next cheesecake crust.
- Don’t buy baby carrots. Big carrots are whittled down to make those little carrots. Buy whole carrots and cut them yourself.
Together we can make a difference!