29 Oct '13, 6pm

Food Cowboy is another white hat in the fight against food waste

Food Cowboy is another white hat in the fight against food waste

According to the Environmental Protection Agency , the largest component of U.S. waste stream that ends up in landfills is food, making up 21 percent of what gets dumped each year. Plastics, it might surprise you, come in second at 18 percent. That waste isn't all discarded banana peels and apple cores. According to a report issued by the National Resource Defense Council , 40 percent of food in the U.S. goes uneaten. They estimate that reducing waste by just 15 percent could feed 25 million people annually. Happily, there are a number of cool projects chipping away at this complex problem. The D.C. start-up Food Cowboy is helping deliver safe yet imperfect produce and other goods to people in need. Founded by Roger Gordon and his brother, Richard, they learned first-hand how food gets rejected by grocery stores. The distributor may not want to dump the rejected food, but ...

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