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Would having a smaller refrigerator help reduce food waste?

Rachel Chaikof

"Every year, Americans throw away nearly half their food. Half!" the article states. To know that many Americans are wasting nearly half of their food while 925 million people around the world are starving, according to Hunger Notes at, is sickening.

Many Americans are fortunate to have a lot of storage space hold food for a long period of time. Would perhaps having a smaller refrigerator and pantry help reduce the food waste?

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