The days of wilted iceberg lettuce topped with limp carrot sticks are over. I used to think I didn’t like salads until I started making them myself with fresh greens, flavorful toppings, and homemade dressings. Here are my top five summer salads to savor while you beat the heat. Your kids might even surprise you by liking one of these combinations as well…so definitely don’t leave them out of the summer salad mix!
North Americans throw out nearly as much food as we eat—food that could not only potentially fill the bellies of our hungry neighbors, but also can also be processed into green, renewable energy or turned into soil. Some of the continent’s largest cities are waking up to these facts and enacting policies that are drastically reducing the amount of food that goes into landfills—saving taxpayers money and helping the environment. We've enlisted the help of food waste journalist Jonathan Bloom, creator of WastedFood.com and author of American Wasteland, to help us come up with six cities in North America leading the way in addressing the problem of food waste.