Economy

Why Does The U.S. Waste So Much Food?

In the U.S. about a third of the food produced is never eaten. That’s about 90 billion meals worth each year.

Why Does The U.S. Waste So Much Food?
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When we think of what’s hurting our planet, we typically don’t consider the food we throw away, or where it ends up.

In the U.S., about a third of the food produced is never eaten. That’s about 90 billion meals worth each year, according to Refed, a national nonprofit. 

It comes as estimates show 42 million Americans face hunger every day.  

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