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Food waste in america

Globally we annually waste about 14 billion tons of food

Here is food for thought while the world wastes approxim ately 14 billion tons of food annually

The usa discards a greater quantity than any other nation nearly 40 million tons or 80 billion pounds annually

This equates to approximately 3040 percent of the total us food supply or 219 pounds of refuse per person

That is equivalent to each american casting away more than 650 apples of average size or rather into landfills as the majority of food waste ends up there

In fact food waste occupies the most space in us landfills accounting for 22 percent of the citys solid waste msw

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