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Food waste is taking a toll on the environment, the economy and the fight against hunger. That’s why April has been named “Winning on Reducing Food Waste” month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration are teaming up to reduce food waste.
While that’s a step in the right direction, the government’s lack of specific actions still lets the biggest food-waste offenders, especially grocery stores, off the hook. One big problem is the government’s message of “feed people, not landfills.” By the time food is wasted it’s too late to prevent environmental impacts.