Food waste is a global epidemic. One-third of the food produced each year never gets eaten — that’s enough food to feed undernourished people worldwide twice over.
The price we pay for food waste is more than just lost food. Food is the number one contributor to U.S. landfills. It costs $218 billion annually to both produce and dispose of that food, using precious resources such as labor, fresh water, croplands, fertilizer, pest control transportation and energy.
Food waste also contributes to climate change. If food waste were a country, it would rank third after the United States and China in carbon