US government interagency reveal strategy to reduce food waste
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of a federal interagency strategy to address food waste. “Our nation’s agricultural abundance should be used to nourish those in need, not fill the trash,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “As the world’s population continues to grow to nearly 10 billion people by 2050 and the food systems continue to evolve, now is the time for action to educate consumers and businesses alike on the need for food waste reduction.” In the U.S., more than one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste. The interagency strategy includes six key priority areas for the next year: (i) Enhance Interagency Coordination; (ii) Increase Consumer Education and Outreach Efforts; (iii) Improve Coordination and Guidance on Food Loss and Waste Measurement; (iv) Clarify and Communicate Information on Food Safety, Food Date Labels, and Food Donations; (v) Collaborate with Private Industry to Reduce Food Loss and Waste Across the Supply Chain; and (vi) Encourage Food Waste Reduction by Federal Agencies in their Respective Facilities. https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm635654.htm?utm_campaign=040919_PR_USDA%2C%20EPA%2C%20and%20FDA%20Unveil%20Strategy%20to%20Reduce%20Food%20Waste&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
USDA, EPA, and FDA Unveil Strategy to Reduce Food Waste
The agencies announced the release of a federal interagency strategy to address food waste.