12 Ways to Stop Wasting Food

As an adventurous home chef with a love for experimenting with new recipes and new foods, I’ve had to acquire a sharp set of money-saving skills to get the most out of my budget and my pantry. I’m proud when I use what I have in my kitchen in inventive (and tasty) ways, and happy that Whole Foods Market® can help me. Here are my top 12 ways to minimize food waste.

Don't Toss That! Part II: Creative Uses for Everyday Food Scraps

Food waste is a hot topic. Check out these genius strategies for reusing kitchen scraps.

Growing Plants from Kitchen Scraps

Tips for a “Greener” Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration; they’re also a time when North Americans produce more trash than any other time of the year. Here are a few tips to live lighter on the planet this holiday season.

From Conventional to Conscious: the Project Green Challenge Transformation

Madeleine Welsch is a sophomore at Skidmore College where she majors in Visual Art and Environmental Studies. She hopes to put the culture back in agriculture by fusing her love of art and the sustainable food movement.

Last October, Madeleine participated in Project Green Challenge (PGC) and was selected to attend Green University. After presenting at the challenge finals in San Francisco, she was chosen as the 2013 winner. This is her PGC story.

There’s Plastic on Your Face… and it’s Washing Down the Drain

Many body care products use plastic microbeads as exfoliators. These microbeads are so small that they can easily slip through water treatment systems and end up in our waterways. Here’s what you can do to help.

Summer Meals That Bees Built

Bees pollinate many of our favorite summer foods, including berries, melons, squash and peppers. They’re also responsible for many of the cover and alfalfa that feed beef and dairy cows. Without pollinators, summer barbecues and picnics would be bland.

Give Bees a Chance

You can thank a pollinator for one out of every three bites you eat. Bees help produce more than 100 types of crops, everything from almonds to watermelons. They’re also vital to the clover and alfalfa that feed beef and dairy cows. If you care about food, you need to care about bees.

The Accidental Beekeeper

Dr. John C. (Jack) Gilbert is a professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Santa Clara University in California’s Silicon Valley. He’s also an amateur beekeeper — or, as he would say, a “sideliner” in the world of beekeeping. We asked him to tell us about swapping his lab coat for a beekeeper’s suit.

Tricky Recycling Made Easy

From batteries to #5 plastics, there are some recycling challenges out there. But we’re trying to make it easier for you. Here are a few of the things Whole Foods Market stores across the country accept and responsibly dispose of for you.

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