Cathy Isom lets you know how your smartphone could help cut down on food waste. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
A shocking 40 percent of wasted food ends up landfills, which in turn produces methane gas. Not a good thing for our Mother Earth and what could be a huge factor in contributing to climate change. But as technology would have it, there are ways a smartphone can actually help stop food waste.
That’s right, there’s an app for that. Actually four.
The app Olio empowers neighbors to post, and claim, extra food.
Food for All – is an app listing restaurants that are offering deep discounts on stuff that would normally be thrown out.
There’s also the Food Rescue US app – receive alerts when surplus eats need to be picked up (typically from grocery stores, farmers markets, or caterers) and delivered to soup kitchens and other hunger-prevention organizations.
And finally the USDA Foodkeeper app – which is helpful when freezing ground beef, for instance, and in three months, you’ll be reminded that it’s use-it-or-lose-it time.
I’m Cathy Isom…