Want to minimize your food waste at home and in restaurants? The Taste Buds can help

Forty percent of all food in the United States is wasted.
Compost team members with Rust Belt Riders will divert close to 3 million pounds of food scraps...
Compost team members with Rust Belt Riders will divert close to 3 million pounds of food scraps from landfills.(Rust Belt Riders Instagram)
Updated: Apr. 2, 2019 at 9:41 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - How much food do you waste on a regular basis? Probably more than you know. Americans spend more than $200 billion annually on the growing, transportation, and processing of food that is never eaten, according to our Taste Buds guest this week.

There are people working all over Northeast Ohio to curb food waste in the restaurant industry, and they’ll be joining Jen Picciano, and Chefs David Kocab and Matt Mytro to share tips on how you can save money and stop tossing so much food in the garbage.

This week on Taste Buds, the trio of food experts will be joined by a representative of Rust Belt Riders, co-founder Daniel Brown. The company has been working since 2014 to provide clean and timely alternatives to landfills.

They divert food from landfills and support our local food system through the creation of value added agricultural products.

Their mission: Create wealth from waste in order to feed people, not landfills.

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Brown will touch on how restaurants are participating in that mission, but more importantly, how people at home can participate.

Kenny Scott, Chef and Owner of Larder Delicatessen & Bakery in the Hingetown neighborhood, will also join the show. He will discuss Larder’s mission and share things people at home can do to utilize and cut down on food waste.

Have questions? Considering composting but don’t know how? Want to see you business participate? Chime in live during the show and we’ll read your questions and comments live during the show.

Catch Taste Buds this and every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. You can watch it on the Cleveland 19 News Facebook Live broadcast, through our app or our website. Or you can view it through Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

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