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The Human Element at Work. Together, science and humanity can change the world.
The Human Element at Work. Together, science and humanity can change the world.

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We produce about 4 billion tons of food annually, but approximately 30-50% of that never reaches a human stomach. Add a commitment to #MakeItLast to your New Year’s Resolutions! http://bit.ly/1yW73O6

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Plastic packaging helps prevent food waste by protecting food from damage and spoilage. And it is important to close the loop and conserve natural resources by recycling when you are finished. #MakeItLast http://bit.ly/1yW73O6

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What does the 'it' in #MakeItLast mean? The resources used to produce food, the money you spend on food, the food you purchase & prepare, and most importantly, the earth! Change your habits and #MakeItLast http://bit.ly/1yW73O6

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61% of food is wasted by consumers in the US. If the average person changed how they bought & consumed food, we could make a real difference in the fight against food waste! Make a simple change and commit to #MakeItLast http://bit.ly/1yW73O6

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Touch is one of the first universal languages we learn and one that can transform a gesture into an action that shares gratitude, encouragement, kindness and comfort. However, using our hands can turn them into vehicles that facilitate the spread of germs. That’s why handwashing with soap is one of the most critical steps to living a healthy lifestyle and is something that is so simple and can do so much. http://ow.ly/D9Vn7

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Many foods, like bread, can be left in their plastic packaging and frozen to preserve freshness. If you can't eat the food you buy immediately, #MakeItLast by freezing it! http://bit.ly/1yW73O6

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The average surface area of a dinner plate expanded 36% from 1960-2007. Switching to a smaller plate results in smaller portions which can help prevent food waste and #MakeItLast http://bit.ly/1yW73O6

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98% of the world's hungry population lives in developing countries where the biggest portion of food is lost in the farmer-producer end of the supply chain. Join #MakeItLast and change your food waste habits! http://bit.ly/1yW73O6
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