Nearly 40% of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away. Wasted food is one of the largest sources of methane gas production on the planet. These facts, coupled with the prevalence of food insecurity, make food waste a big deal. The good news? It is a public health issue we can all do something about.
By making small changes in the way we shop, store foods, prepare meals and dispose of scraps and extra food, we can assure good food is getting to those who need it most AND we can reduce the amount of food waste that ends up in landfills.