Major

Environmental Management

Research Abstract

The inefficiency and inequity of U.S. food system is simply shocking! It is estimated that 40 % of food produced is wasted, while one in six Americans do not have enough food to eat each day. The waste has a tremendous adverse environmental impact and contributes to the insecurity of food. The good news is reducing food waste in the U.S. is an opportunity of significant magnitude. It offers environmental benefits such as reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, conserving land, water, and energy resources.

Faculty Mentor/Advisor

Stephanie Oshita

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Apr 20th, 12:00 AM

Halving U.S.FOOD WASTE by 2030 - An Opportunity of Significant Magnitude

The inefficiency and inequity of U.S. food system is simply shocking! It is estimated that 40 % of food produced is wasted, while one in six Americans do not have enough food to eat each day. The waste has a tremendous adverse environmental impact and contributes to the insecurity of food. The good news is reducing food waste in the U.S. is an opportunity of significant magnitude. It offers environmental benefits such as reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, conserving land, water, and energy resources.