Food Waste

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Food Waste in the United States
According to Pope Francis “Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry”. In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30 to 40 percent of the food supply. This estimate, based on estimates from USDA’s Economic Research
Service of 31 percent food loss at the retail and consumer levels, corresponded to approximately
133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food in 2010. This amount of waste has farreaching impacts on food security, resource conservation and climate change (FAQs-Food Waste in the United States). Although food waste is a global issue, this issue is prevailing in the United
States more than any other country in the world. The reason behind this is the cheap rates of food in the US as compared to other countries. The US is trying to get rid of this problem for a long time, but to solve this problem out, competent authorities and big companies need to work with each other. In the matter of the US government and Walmart are two different stakeholders. The
US government supports the end of food waste. but on the other hand, Walmart has a policy of selling only fresh food that’s why they waste their additional food to get fresh stock. Walmart is doing this for the sake of their business, that’s why their policy is strict on this matter. The government has plans to overcome this problem by different methods. for example, By introducing the new French law in the country, which

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