4Patriots Officials Commend Ikea’s Announcement to Reduce Food Waste

Ikea has a goal of throwing away significantly less food in the future, an objective applauded by officials at 4Patriots LLC, whose Food4Patriots survival food is good for 25 years.

The world’s No. 1 furniture retailer is not going to take food waste sitting down. Ikea officials recently announced they will attempt to cut food waste in half within three years at their restaurants, both to save money and reduce their environmental footprint, according to CNBC.

Ikea, which has close to 400 in-store self-service food outlets, had approximately 650 million restaurant visitors in 2016. The chain throws away nearly 43,000 tons of food annually.

“4Patriots LLC strongly commends Ikea for tackling the issue of food waste,” said Allen Baler, Partner at 4Patriots, a Nashville, Tenn.-based company that provides a variety of products that help people become more self-reliant and independent.

“Approximately 30 percent of the food grown in the U.S. is never eaten, according to National Geographic. The typical American family of four throws away about 1,160 pounds of food per year. 4Patriots recommends stockpiling long-lasting survival food for an emergency.”

The 72-hour, one-week, four-week, three-month and one-year emergency food kits from Food4Patriots are good tasting and healthy, and have shelf lives of up to 25 years, so it’s not necessary to periodically rotate stockpiles.

The food in these kits can be prepared in less than 20 minutes and requires only boiling water. It’s contained in easy-to-store, space-age Mylar pouches – which keep out air, moisture and light – and tucked inside tough, stackable totes that are discreet and store anywhere – basement, attic, garage, shed, cabin or even an RV.

Below are suggestions of six ways to avoid wasting food, from 4Patriots:

Make a specific list of items needed before going to the supermarket and stick to it. Don’t be a victim of impulse buys that often end up being tossed out.

Eat dinner leftovers for lunch the next day, and maybe even for dinner the next evening if there is still food left over.

Go through the panty and freezer to find food items that are nearing their expiration dates and put a meal together with them.

Eat before going grocery shopping. A hungry shopper is more likely to buy food that he or she will end up throwing out.

Make fewer trips to the supermarket. The more trips that are made, the more food will be purchased and possibly the more will be thrown out.

If food that’s nearing an expiration date won’t be used, donate it to a non-profit food pantry.

Food4Patriots provides emergency food products that are shelf-stable for 25 years. Food4Patriots survival food kits are made with food grown, harvested and packaged in the United States, and all of the meals are made without any genetically-modified products, preservatives or fillers. The kits are available in 72-hour, one-week, four-week, three-month and one-year supplies.

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Name: Tim Boyle
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Organization: 4Patriots LLC
Website: http://www.4patriots.com

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