Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill
NRDC, Wednesday 16th August 2017
"In 2012, NRDC published a groundbreaking report that revealed that up to 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten. That is on average 400 pounds of food per person every year. Not only is that irresponsible—it’s expensive. Growing, processing, transporting, and disposing that uneaten food has an annual estimated cost of $218 billion, costing a household of four an average of $1,800 annually.