America’s dairy farmers use food waste to generate green energy and grow more food.
Analysis has shown an estimated 31 percent of food available for consumption is simply thrown away. It could be for any number of reasons, and thrown away by an array of sources—from grocery stores, restaurants, and each of us, every day.
If we were able to save some of this food and reduce losses by just 15 percent, we could feed more than 25 million Americans every year, according to Natural Resources Defense Council. That’s significant when one in six Americans lack a secure supply of food.