US food industry backs government plan to aggressively cut food waste

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The USDA and EPA want to reduce the 133bn pounds of food tossed in the garbage each year by 50% by 2030, and companies seem to be onboard

In September, the US government announced the first ever national goal to reduce America’s food waste, giving an extra push to a movement on the part of big brands to cut down on waste.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – in partnership with charities and the private sector – is targeting a 50% cut in edible food waste by 2030.

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