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Tackling global issues by targeting food waste
Tackling global issues by targeting food waste

What's the point of worrying about organic food, genetically modified organisms, locally sourced items and fair trade if more than a third of it will simply go to waste? Discarded food is a serious issue, and it's garnering attention from a variety of places. Statistics are stunning: Approximately 40% of food in America goes uneaten — the equivalent of $165 billion a year. Globally, it's estimated that at least one-third of the world's food is wasted across the supply chain. Not only could curbing the waste have a profound effect on the very real issue of hunger but it could also help with less-obvious concerns — water supplies, energy and land use, even...

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