More misguided priorities

Every day, 17 millions children, in every county in the United States, wake up hungry. They go to school hungry. They turn out the lights at night hungry. 17 millions of them.
In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-45 percent of the food supply. This estimate, based on estimates from USDA’s Economic Research Service of 31 percent food loss at the retail and consumer levels, corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food. 45% of food, purchased by people who can afford it, go to the landfills.
Food waste is “when an edible item goes unconsumed, such as food discarded by retailers due to undesirable color or blemishes and plate waste discarded by consumers” (USDA).

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