Americans Waste About A Pound Of Food A Day, USDA Study Finds

by Christina Troitino

A recently published study funded by the United States Department of Agriculture found that American consumers waste about one pound of food per day, or 225-290 pounds per year. This means that roughly 20% of all food put on the plates of Americans is trashed every year, or enough to feed 2 billion extra people annually.

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