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Old 06-24-2008, 04:54 PM   #21
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ER's who go into their 50's fat and out of shape are in all likelihood in their last decade.
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Walt34 View Post
I tried the same line, with I suppose the same result. I didn't try it again either.
Mine was "Name one, I'll send it to him"

That didn't turn out well so the next time was "that's because they don't know how bad this tastes".

I was mostly reformed by my teen years.

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Old 06-24-2008, 06:08 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by ladelfina View Post

Similar articles here:
Half of US food goes to waste
What a waste: Britain throws away 10bn of food every year - News, Food & Drink - The Independent

I also read that some people in the UK were outraged over "privacy concerns" related to their government's having analyzed their trash for this study.

A little off-topic, but once you put your trash out to the curb for pickup it's legally fair game (in the US at least) for investigators (govt & private), graduate students doing studies, papparazi, etc - whoever wants to grab it & go through it.

(a lot of people don't know that)
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:11 PM   #24
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Wasting food is anathema to me! Since I'm home at lunchtime most days I love it when there are leftovers in the fridge - a quick easy meal. When I'm cooking something that keeps well I always cook extra to make sure we have leftovers.

In Seattle we lived 2 blocks from Trader Joes and now, in Tokyo, we actually live in a building that has a grocery store in the basement, so it is much easier to pick up things we need daily than it was when I had to do all my shopping for the week - that really keeps the waste down.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:21 PM   #25
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What I have found the biggest help was to menu plan a couple of days ahead. I select my recipes, I use, I print them out then make a list of the ingredients I need to buy. When I go to the supermarket if it is not on my list it does not get bought. AllRecipes is good in that it allows you to type in ingredients and it will give you recipe suggestions further cutting back on wastage.
I forgot about that feature on AllRecipes and haven't used it in a long time. Thanks for reminding me! It's really cool how you put in what you have on hand, and it comes up with a recipe you never would have thought of.

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