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2030 Champions Brings Together Business and Government to Cut U.S. Food Waste

2030 Champions Brings Together Business and Government to Cut U.S. Food Waste

Food loss and waste is one of those challenges that is just as local as it is global. Every corner of the earth wastes food, and every nation feels the effects of a warming planet, in part caused by methane released from the 1.3 billion tons of food that go uneaten every year And yet, the specifics of food loss and waste vary by country—and to be effective, the solutions have to be local. Recognizing this, in 2015 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the nation’s first-ever goal to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Between 30 and 40 percent of the U.S. food supply is lost or wasted annually, accounting for 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food . The responsibility of achieving the national goal does not simply fall to the federal government. It’s shared by cities, private companies, farmer...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2016/11/2030-champions-brings-tog...

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