In the U.S. alone, food waste significantly contributes to environmental change. Americans throw away an unbelievable amount of their food. According to the United States Agricultural Department (USDA), over one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste, affecting other issues such as food security, resource conservation, and total U.S. methane emissions that come from landfills. US consumers wasted nearly one pound of food per person per day from 2007–2014. By reducing the amount of food Americans waste, we can reduce our contributions to climate change and provide millions of people with food.
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