Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bluapple Review { GIVEAWAY }

 Are you tired of throwing out wilted produce every week? Would you like to waste less food?

American households throw out 25% of produce purchased - because it has gone bad,

tossing out an average of $600 of food per year per family, according an eight year USDA

funded study. The study reveals that restaurants, convenience stores and most families could

help their bottom lines if they just learned to buy, store and use food more wisely.

Official surveys indicate that every year more than 350 billion pounds of edible food is

available for human consumption in the United States. Of that total, nearly 100 billion pounds -

including fresh vegetables, fruits, milk, and grain products - are lost to waste by retailers,

restaurants, and consumers.

By contrast, the amount of food required to meet the needs of the hungry is only four billion

pounds, according to advocacy groups.

Food waste is unfortunate not only in terms of the lost opportunity to feed hungry people, but

also in terms of the negative effects on our environment and our wallets. The nation spends an

estimated $1 billion a year to dispose of excess food.

Of note, many households are now paying 10% - 30% over standard prices for organic

products. Throwing away 25% of produce purchased at premium prices adds even more to

the total amount of money households are spending on food they do not eat.

How does Bluapple work?
Ethylene gas is given off naturally by fruits and vegetables as a signaling mechanism in order to coordinate uniform ripening. However, once concentrated in your refrigerator or other storage areas, the presence of ethylene gas continues to speed up ripening and hasten spoilage.

The BluApple is designed to provide effective ethylene gas absorption for three months in a typical home refrigerator produce bin or storage container. The active ingredient does not "wear out", but continues to absorb ethylene until it has reached its capacity. A One Year Refill Kit rounds out the BluApple ethylene gas management product line, allowing consumers to reuse BluApples and not add them to landfills

These are our bananas that have been on the counter for a week with a blueapple in the basket!! They are still in great shape!

All in all my produce did last much longer than if I didn't have the Bluapple in!

ONE lucky Party of 5 reader will win their very own Bluapple set.

Mandatory entry:
Follow Party of 5 via GFC. Visit Blueapple and come back leaving a comment telling me how much produce you think your family wastes every month.

Additional Entry:
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Giveaway will end on 8/11/11 at 12pm EST
** I was sent this product to review. All opinions are my own**


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