Reducing Global Food Waste Could Save Billions Of Dollars, Reduce Environmental Impacts, Report Says
New York Times: Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says
“…A report released Wednesday shows that about 60 million metric tons of food is wasted a year in the United States, with an estimated value of $162 billion. … The problem is not limited to the United States. The report estimates that a third of all the food produced in the world is never consumed, and the total cost of that food waste could be as high as $400 billion a year. Reducing food waste from 20 to 50 percent globally could save $120 billion to $300 billion a year by 2030, the report found…” (Nixon, 2/25).
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