05/07/2016 1:50 PM AEST | Updated 07/07/2016 4:11 AM AEST

The Best Foods To Buy In Bulk, And How To Tell When They Go Bad

An estimated two billion people could be fed from the food the U.S. throws away each year. It's time we make a change.

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BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Boxes of cereal made by General Mills sit on the shelf at a grocery store September 23, 2009 in Berkeley, California. General Mills Inc. reported a 51 percent jump in first quarter profits with earnings of $420.6 million, or $1.25 per share compared to $278.5 million, or 79 cents per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As part of HuffPost's “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.

Food scraps are the No. 1 material sent to landfills. That's a lot of overripe tomatoes that could be turned into cocktails. Celery hearts that could actually produce a new stalk if put in a glass of water. Corn cobs that could be made into a silky broth. Potato peels that could be baked into chips. Folks, that's good food we're tossing in the trash. 

Minimizing your food waste actually starts with your grocery shopping habits. The good folks at have put together an infographic to teach us all how to shop smarter -- to bulk buy, or not to bulk buy? -- to help reduce food waste. Read it, then live it.

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