Waste Land: Does the Large Amount of Food Discarded in the U.S. Take a Toll on the Environment?
According to the Agriculture Department, each year Americans toss more than 25 percent, of all domestically produced food. A 2009 study showed that a quarter of U.S. water and 4 percent of U.S. oil consumption annually go into producing and distributing food that ultimately ends up in landfills
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