No food waste could feed 1 billion people a year

The elimination of food waste could feed one billion people a year: this is significant given that nearly 40% of the food produced in the US is wasted. The food disposed of in landfills produces methane, more harmful than carbon dioxide. A Food Recovery Act was introduced by Chellie Pingree, a member of the House of Representatives, in December 2015.[i]

[i] http://sustainablog.org/2016/01/can-congress-fix-food-waste-america-rep-chellie-pingree-thinks/

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