Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Food Waste: An Overlooked Issue; An Equally Overlooked Solution

By Elizabeth Rene Published January 13, 2021

From over-purchasing within stores to the inefficient disposal of within landfills, food waste contributes to nearly 40% of the U.S. food supply going uneaten every single year. Policymakers need to address food waste’s substantial role in climate change to limit the unnecessary emission of greenhouse gases within food production.