How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think

Read the full story in the New York Times.

Globally, we throw out about 1.3 billion tons of food a year, or a third of all the food that we grow.

That’s important for at least two reasons. The less the world wastes, the easier it will be to meet the food needs of the global population in coming years. Second, cutting back on waste could go a long way to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

How do we manage to waste so much?

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