Food Waste Accounts for 40 Percent of All Food Generated in U.S., NRDC Says

Read the full story in Waste Age.

Food waste comprises about 40 percent of all food generated in the United States, according to a new study.

The analysis by the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that Americans are throwing away the equivalent of $165 million in unconsumed food each year, according to a news release.

The brief, “Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40 Percent of its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill,”analyzes recent case studies and government data across the U.S. food supply chain.

The full report is available at http://www.nrdc.org/food/files/wasted-food-IP.pdf.

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