We waste 63 million tons of food a year. That means we spend $218 billion annually (1.3% of GDP) growing, processing, and transporting food that’s not eaten. And all this at a time when some Americans are struggling to eat, and even more are struggling to eat food that’s actually good for them.
Waste is a big environmental and social inefficiency we can’t afford. But you probably knew that already. As a society, we’ve been muttering and self-criticizing ourselves about wasted food for years. (“Think of the starving children in Africa.”) And yet the amount wasted doesn’t seem to reduce much.
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