Skip to comments.Americans waste 150,000 tons of food per day: study
Posted on 04/19/2018 5:18:36 AM PDT by BBell
Americans waste nearly 150,000 tons of food per day, amounting to about one pound (422 grams) per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, said a study Wednesday.
The amount of land used annually to grow food that ends up in the garbage in the United States is 30 million acres, or seven percent of total US cropland. Some 4.2 trillion gallons of irrigation water gets wasted, too, said the report in the journal PLOS ONE.
Fruits and vegetables made up 39 percent of total food waste, followed by dairy (17 percent), meat (14 percent) and grains (12 percent).
Items least likely to be thrown out included salty snacks, table oils, egg dishes, candy and soft drinks.
Higher quality diets have greater amounts of fruits and vegetables, which are being wasted in greater quantities than other food, said co-author Meredith Niles, an assistant professor at the University of Vermont.
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