How industry can help reduce consumer food waste

Read the full story in Food Business News.

About a third of the edible food produced in the United States is wasted, according to the report “A national strategy to reduce food waste at the consumer level” published in 2020 by the National Academies Press.

“If you could imagine buying three bags of groceries, coming home and throwing one away,” said Barbara O. Schneeman, PhD, one of the report’s editors and a professor emerita at the University of California – Davis.

She gave details on the report in a July 20 presentation at the Institute of Food Technologists’ virtual FIRST conference.

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