How much nutrition is going into your trash or down the drain on a daily basis? Water from cooking veggies? Give it to the chickens. Carrot peels and tops? Chickens! Charred bits in the bottom of a pan after cooking meat? Slosh that veggie water in it, and... give it to the chickens. Corn cobs? Toss them in a pot to make a broth for your next soup or, give them to the Chickens! Meat bones? Chickens! Cleaning the fridge? Do it before stuff gets toxic, and... give it to the chickens. Dried bread? Croutons, french toast... or give it to the chickens. Anything vegetable that doesn't go to the chickens? Give it to the compost. Last night, after cooking a beautiful salmon fillet, I pulled the skin out of the trash (put there by an enthusiastic kitchen helper) cooked it up, minced it, gave some to the dog with her kibble, and put the rest with some yogurt whey to mix with chicken feed this morning. The average American throws away more nutrition in a week than some 3rd world folks have on their dinner plates.