Americans throw away up to 40 percent of their food every year, cramming landfills with at least $165 billion worth of produce and meats at a time when hundreds of millions of people suffer from chronic hunger globally, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
a compilation of various studies and statistics, found that waste
exists from farm to fork even as an ongoing drought threatens to boost
food prices. But the resources that the government has devoted to
identifying where the inefficiencies exist and how to combat them pale
in comparison with efforts underway in Europe, particularly in the
United Kingdom, the report concluded.