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Americans waste a ridiculous amount of food

CONSUMER FORUM

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT
Posted Aug. 29, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.

The figures are more than troubling. With thousands of Mainers at risk of hunger every day and with so many resources used in the production of food, the amount that we waste is staggering.

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California Targets 1.5 Million Electric Vehicles in 10 Years

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The Mass Murder of America's Trees Must Stop

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Anti-Keystone XL group takes first shot at its new target: Energy East

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