40% of the food we grow in the US never gets eaten. Billions of pounds of food using up land, water, fertilizer, pesticides, energy, packaging, transportation fuel, and more…for nothing.
We as individuals are responsible for about 21% of that waste, sitting in landfills which are the largest methane source in the US.
Curbing food waste can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lessen chemical inputs and water use, and feed tens of millions of Americans.
How can we recover that wasted food and energy for people and the planet?