Americans waste a lot of food, mostly fruits and vegetables. Some ways to fix this are growing your own food, composting, and eating organically. Growing your own food eliminates mysteries about your food and lowers the chances of food related illness. It also helps reduce food waste because you only pick the food when you need to use it. Any unused fruits and vegetables can be composted for future use. Additionally, growing your own food doesn’t require the use of harmful chemicals. Overall, I want to let people know that growing your own food is a simple and beneficial activity that many people overlook.