The flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. However, April signifies more than just the approach of summer. Not only did the world celebrate Earth Day on April 22, but in North America we have also been observing Keep America Beautiful Month.
With countries celebrating Earth Day on April 22, people from around the world are coming together to raise awareness of issues facing the environment today.
One challenge of growing concern is that a tremendous amount of food is currently being wasted. In fact, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted annually, or more than 350 pounds of food for every person on the planet!
Some people are of the mindset that canned foods are less nutritious than their fresh or frozen counterparts. But nothing could be further from the truth - did you know that canned foods are nutritionally on par with fresh and frozen products, and in many cases, they are actually more nutritious?