According to the USDA, food waste is 30-40 percent of the food supply. That’s about 133 billion pounds of food wasted. Food waste is a persistent problem in the U.S. despite heightened awareness of this growing epidemic and collaborative efforts to stymie its effects. While the food left on your plate and later discarded is the primary driver, there are several other factors at play. But no matter the source, decreasing the amount of food dumped into landfills in favor of providing more nourishing meals for America’s food insecure is a top priority.
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Every year since 1970, the global community has celebrated Earth Day, a collective effort to raise awareness of environmental concerns plaguing the planet. On April 22nd of that year, 20 million Americans gathered in parks, on college campuses, in auditoriums, and the like to advocate for a healthy sustainable environment, free from toxic clouds belched from smokestacks and toxins spilling into our waterways, poisoning fish and threatening our way of life. So powerful was that movement that it led to the creation of the United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and […]