Food waste in America

Food waste in America

A recent article in USA Today, investigated food waste across America. On average, 31-40% of our food is thrown away after harvest.  That amount of food equals 1,200 calories per person per day that is wasted. Dr. Roni Neff, John Hopkins University, lead the first study of the nutrient content of food waste. The study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics concludes that enough potential essential nutrients including fiber, Vitamins A, D and potassium are tossed out to fed 59 million Americans. In a country were food security is a real and present issue, donated food can curtail the amount of food making its way into the landfill.  The federal government has established a national goal to cut food waste in half by 2030.

Read the full article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/16/food-waste-america-throwing-away-food-too-soon/320035001/