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Food Waste Epidemic: Reduce It or Put It to Productive Use

New York Ag

New York Ag Connection – 07/17/2017

The food waste problem is becoming more widely recognized, with mainstream organizations and media reporting a staggering 30% of global food production worldwide goes to waste (up to 40% in the U.S.). Much of the attention has focused on reducing food waste. But a report released by the NGO Energy Vision, “Food Waste Erased,” includes a less discussed but no less important dimension of the problem: what to do with food wastes that can’t be eliminated.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and most recently, the global retailer IKEA have all adopted goals of cutting food waste in half.

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