Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Fun Farm Facts

In 1996, each American consumed an average of 77 pounds more of commercially grown vegetables than in 1970, 63 pounds more grain products, 54 pounds more fruits, 32 pounds more poultry, 10 gallons more milk (lower in fat than whole milk), 20.5 pounds less red meat, 73 fewer eggs, and 17 gallons less whole milk. 

(This one is sad): More than 96 billion pounds of edible "surplus" food is thrown away in the United States. Each year. It is estimated that almost 27% of our food supply is wasted.

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