Americans Throw Away So Much Food

This article is from Issue 60: Nov/Dec 2012

The National Resources Defense Council recently released a study that says Americans throw away 40 percent of their food every single day. That works out to $165 billion wasted in food each year—quite an accomplishment for the country leading the world in obesity. A lot of this waste is owed to grocery stores, which are notorious for overstocking shelves with more food than they can sell to give their aisles a more robust look.

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