Government Announces First Goal To Cutting Food Waste
The government announced its first goal to cutting food waste by 50 percent. Currently, almost half of America's food supply is going to waste.By Bell Johnson | September 16, 2015
Are we throwing away too much food? The government seems to think so.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday the nation's first goal toward cutting food waste.
That's because, according to the government, we throw away about 133 billion pounds of food each year. To put that into perspective, that's 31 percent of the overall national food supply.