Food Waste and Food Insecurity: Connecting the Issues for Solutions for Change

According to a report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Economic Research Service (ERS), the United States wasted 31% of its available food supply in 2010. This staggering number equates to a loss of 133 billion pounds out of the available 430 billion pounds of US food. The USDA and ERS define food loss as “the edible amount of…

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