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USDA: Americans waste nearly one-third of their food; worth $161 billion

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Food and Drink,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Agriculture,EPA,Energy and Environment
Nearly a third of the 430 billion pounds of food produced for Americans to eat is wasted, a potential catastrophe for landfills and a wake-up call to officials scrambling to feed the hungry, according to a stunning new report from the Department of Agriculture. The just-issued report revealed that in 2010, 31 percent, or 133 billion pounds, of food produced for Americans to eat was wasted,...