According to research conducted for the groups by Business for Social Responsibility, 121.6 billion pounds of post-harvest food waste is generated annually in the U.S. — between 20% and 40% of all food grown and processed. Of that, about one-third, or 42 billion pounds, is diverted to useful purposes. That means that more than 79 billion pounds ends up in landfill, creating “an enormous amount of greenhouse gases” in the form of methane, pointed out Jeanne von Zastrow, ...
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