USDA, EPA set nation’s first food-waste reduction goals

USDA, EPA set nation’s first food-waste reduction goals

Restaurants urged to donate wholesome leftovers and compost

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled Wednesday the first-ever national goals for reducing food waste, calling for a 50-percent reduction within 15 years.

The announcement came one week before world leaders were scheduled to gather in New York to discuss sustainable development practices at the United Nations General Assembly.

Food loss and waste is increasingly being spotlighted as a climate change issue.

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