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Food Waste

Going Zero Waste With Guest Heretic, Kathryn Kellogg

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Kathryn Kellogg is on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast talking about zero waste

Kathryn Kellogg is on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast talking about zero waste

How much trash do you generate in a year? Today's guest heretic, Kathryn Kellogg, will teach us a thing or two about the simple steps we can take to minimize the impact of our actions on soil and waterways. We'll compare long and short term costs of our decisions and take the romance out of minimalist living, while keeping the extra cash we save in our pockets.

Kathryn Kellogg, the founder of Going Zero Waste and forthcoming author of 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, breaks eco-friendly, sustainable living down into an easy step -by-step process with lots of positivity and love! All of her trash for two years fits in a 16 oz mason jar, but don’t let that intimidate you. Her blog is full of small, actionable tips you can implement to make the world a little greener.

You can connect with Kathryn through her website, Going Zero Waste, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Highlights from today's Zero Waste episode:

09:20 ~ Paper or Plastic?  It's more complicated than that.

15:26 ~ How to produce only 8oz of garbage a year; how it began.

18:54 ~ Government hindrance in going zero waste.

24:52 ~ The experiment in Tiny Home living.

34:21 ~ Financial benefits of zero-waste living.

Other links mentioned in this interview:

Going zero waste with Kathryn Kellogg on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast with Adrienne Hew

Going zero waste with Kathryn Kellogg on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast with Adrienne Hew

Food Waste And Perfection Perception; Evan Hazelett of Imperfect Produce Is Taking Action

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Evan Hazelett, Nutrition Heretic and food waste One hundred and thirty three billion pounds of food is wasted each year — and most of that comes from us! Consumer demand and ignorance of the law are among the principle reasons that supermarkets dispose of perfectly good produce.

Our guest heretic Evan Hazelett of Imperfect Produce is doing something about it. Imperfect Produce delivers the freshest, less-than-perfect looking fruits and vegetables to homes throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area in California at a fraction of supermarket prices. This isn’t rotten produce, just produce that’s either too small, too big, slightly blemished or otherwise less than optimal for shopkeepers and some consumers.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to choose the juiciest oranges every time, reduce food waste in your own home, inspire others to make use of produce that would otherwise rot on the ground and the best way to store your bananas.

Listen to the end to find out how to get your special 50% off coupon for your first order.

Highlights From This Episode

02:32 ~  Chicken in the trash.

05:20 ~ What's that? A second pet peeve?

07:19 ~ What is Imperfect Produce and how does it work?

12:10~ Imperfect restaurants and chefs charge top dollar.

18:39 ~ What imperfect produce looks like.

24:46 ~ Adrienne argues that imperfect produce does not taste the same as regular.... this may shock you!

31:12 ~ China's food fettish.

34:00 ~ Evan's documentary recommendation "Just Eat It"

42:20 ~ Tricks grocery stores use to make produce more appealing.

44:35 ~ Japan's $360 perfect grapes.

52:36 ~ How to get community groups involved locally.

57:47 ~ Two things you can do to eliminate food waste.

60:04 ~ Tips to reduce food waste in your refrigerator.

Follow Imperfect Produce on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterestt, and Instagram, for lots of funky photos, wonderfully wonky recipes, and ways you can get involved to reduce food waste. 

To see the video Evan mentioned, or to learn more about food waste in the USA, as well as ways to make use of those leftovers, have a browse through these titles:

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