Food waste battle enters crucial phase

Food waste battle enters crucial phase

“I tell Wegmans colleagues that reducing food waste is a way our employees can make a difference.” —Jason Wadsworth, Wegmans’ sustainability manager, speaking at Waste Expo

It’s a staggering problem whose true proportions only recently became apparent.

Some 80 billion pounds of food is discarded in U.S. landfills each year, with a huge cost to the environment, economy and people’s lives.

The food industry is taking steps to reduce the 80 billion pounds of food discarded in U.S. landfills annually. (Photo by Getty Images)

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