U.S. Food Waste Challenge Reduce, Recover, Recycle
UMKC is one of eight universities nationally joining the US Food Waste Challenge 2013!
Food waste in the United States is roughly estimated at between 30 to 40 percent of the food supply. In 2010, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food from U.S. retail food stores, restaurants, and homes—valued at approximately $161 billion—went uneaten. This amount of waste has ramification on food security, natural resource conservation, and climate change.
Together we can do something about it!
On June 4th 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, inviting producer groups, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities, and other government agencies to join them in their efforts to:
Reduce food loss and waste
Recover wholesome food for human consumption
Recycle discards to other uses including animal feed, composting, and energy generation