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Industry reactions on how to assess food loss and waste

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — President Biden has recently set forth the draft of the “National Strategy to Reduce U.S. Food Loss and Waste.” The draft describes how much food waste is collected in the United States.

It states, “In the United States, the average family of four spends $1,500 each year on food that ends up uneaten. More than one-third (nearly 100 million tons) of the U.S. municipal waste stream is organic waste, including food, yard and tree trimmings and other organic materials. Sixty-six million tons of this is food. Food is also the single most common. . .

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