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The Green Lantern, a regular column at Slate.com that answers environmental questions, takes on the topic of food waste: How much food do Americans waste everyday? One cited report makes the astounding assertion that 40 percent of all food in the U.S. is lost somewhere along the supply chain–damaged in transportation, rots on the shelves, etc. The amount of food thrown away in U.S. homes is closer to 14 percent, according to another researcher. The Green Lantern is asking its readers how they prevent food waste, so I pose the same question to you: How do you avoid wasting food in your home?