10/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Stop Wasting Food! 4 Easy Techniques For Preserving Food

In the home, Americans waste 14 percent of their food purchases, including leftovers and stale dated products. It is estimated that the average family of four tosses out close to $600 per year in fruit, meat, vegetables, and other unidentifiable substances at the bottom of the crisper drawer.

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