New report tackles food waste in America

Food waste costs the United States $218 billion a year, according to a report presented at Stanford University.

The report, released this week by a coalition of nonprofits, businesses and government officials called Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED), quantifies the amount the country spends growing, manufacturing, transporting and disposing of food that is never eaten. Overall, Americans waste up to 40 percent of their food, and the goal of the report is to reduce that by 20 percent within a decade, in line with Obama Administration goals. read full article