Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Australia: Wasting food in the US

The Sydney Morning Herald

US falls behind in global drive to stop billions of dollars in food waste


Dina Elboghdady

WASHINGTON: Americans throw away up to 40 per cent of their food every year, cramming landfills with at least $US165 billion ($158 billion) worth of produce and meats at a time when hundreds of millions of people suffer from chronic hunger globally, according to an analysis from the Natural Resources Defence Council.

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