Food waste -- Penn State Research

Food waste -- Penn State Research

American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has an estimated aggregate value of $240 billion annually. Divided among the nearly 128.6 million U.S. households, this waste could be costing the average household about $1,866 per year. This inefficiency in the food economy has implications for health, food security, food marketing and climate change, say researchers at Penn State.

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