Posts Tagged ‘food waste’

Sustainability Symposium at Delaware Valley College

This October (7-9) I will be a panelist at the The Precarious Alliance: Strengthening Human Networks and Natural Systems Symposium at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania.

Marion Nestle will be the keynote speaker-I am also presenting a paper on food waste in NYC and urban environments.

Save the date- more details to come!

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Food waste from supermarkets and restaurants in NYC

In the United States, between one quarter and one third of our food supply is wasted every year, and we spend over a billion dollars disposing of it. In 2008, the EPA reported that Americans generate roughly 97 billion pounds of food waste a year or 365 pounds per capita (with a population estimated at 300 million).  Much of that food is edible.

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