23 Aug '12, 5pm

Green Blog: Report Finds Americans Wasteful of Food

Forty percent of the food Americans have available to them goes uneaten, according to a report released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Most of this nutrient-rich uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills. “This issue has received very little attention in the U.S.,” said Dana Gunders, a project scientist at the N.R.D.C. who specializes in food and agriculture. Yet a significant amount of land, energy and fresh water go into producing food for American consumers. The report, which was mostly based on a compilation of existing research, states that edible food is wasted — or “lost” — in the country at many different levels of food production, distribution and consumption. A study published by the Department of Agriculture about food loss in 2008 — the most recent year for which a full analysis has been done — states that $165.6 billion in food was wasted ...

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Report Finds Americans Wasteful of Food

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