Wednesday, August 22, 2012

40% of U.S. food wasted, report says- CNN

Average supermarket losses are 11.4% for fresh fruit, the report says.
"Forty percent of food in the United States is never eaten, amounting to $165 billion a year in waste, taking a toll on the country's water resources and significantly increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council released this week.
The group says more than 20 pounds of food is wasted each month for each of 311 million Americans, amounting to $1,350 to $2,275 a month in waste for a family of four. Think of it as dumping 80 quarter-pound hamburger patties in the garbage each month, or chucking two dozen boxes of breakfast cereal into the trash bin rather than putting them in your pantry."

You may read the rest of the article by  Brad Lendon on CNN here.

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