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Local expert says new campaign is step in the right direction to cut down on food waste

The new campaign is called "Love Food Hate Waste'' and is aimed at offering tips to help you avoid over-purchasing, and therefore, throwing out food.
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Governments, non-government organizations and food retailers are coming together to tackle Canadians' food habits and the mountains of food they waste.

The new campaign is called "Love Food Hate Waste'' and is aimed at offering tips to help you avoid over-purchasing, and therefore, throwing out food.

Kate Parizeau an expert on food waste from the University of Guelph says there are a few things you can do to cut down on the amount of food you throw out, and preparation is key. 

"To prepare for the meals that we are having during the week so that we don't at the last minute give up and go out to eat and let the food waste in the fridge. We also want to be thoughtful about how we store the food as well as eating what is in our fridge in our homes. We want to eat those leftovers, not just put them in the Green Bin." 

Parizeau adds that we have a lot going on in our lives and food planning can be intimidating, however understanding the issue can help us in the long run. 

Locally households throw out an average of 10 pounds of food per week. 

The campaign follows the National Zero Waste Council's food loss strategy, which has set a goal of halving Canada's food waste by 2030. 

More information on the Love Food Hate Waste campaign can be found here




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