Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, November 19, 2008
If you’re tired of throwing out food before you have a chance to eat it, refrigerator makers are pushing new models they say will cut dollars from your grocery bill by reducing spoilage — though you’ll pay for the savings.
Manufacturers are rolling out a slew of pricey new appliances that they say can keep fruits and vegetables fresher longer. In September, Sub-Zero Inc. released a line of refrigerators with a new air-purification system that helps reduce ethylene gases that cause premature ripening and spoilage (Prices range from from $6,500 to $11,000). Viking Range Corp. says it is planning to release new refrigerators with air-purification technology early next year that the company says will reduce bacteria and preserve food longer.
New York Times: May 18, 2008
Americans waste an astounding amount of food – an estimated 27 percent of the food available for consumption. The numbers seem all the more staggering now, given the current cost of groceries.
Just how much money people save will vary, but the numbers might amaze you…
Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditures
Year 2005 2006 2007
Average per family 2.5 2.5 2.5
Food at home 3,297 3,417 3,465
In other words, in 2007, an average family of four spent $5544.00 on food at home and threw away 27%, or just under $1500.00 in food.
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