Why does almost half of America’s food go to waste?

by Allison Aubrey

JUDY WOODRUFF: Next, we launch an occasional series we are calling Food, Glorious food, reports about what we eat, how our food is grown, and the economics of putting a meal on the table.Tonight, we begin with food waste. Much of what is grown on American farms never gets to market.

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