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  • Chelsea Roff

    Great article, Peter. This is a topic I've been thinking a great deal about personally, but I think you're right... in order to make real progress on the food waste problem in this country, change is going to have to happen at a national level as well. I made a commitment at the beginning of this year to reduce my personal food waste by committing to never leave leftovers on my plate when I eat out (to-go boxes have become permanent fixtures in my fridge). I know I'm only one person, but it adds up. I heard a stat a while back that the average American throws away 1400 calories worth of food per day. 1400 calories! That's just insane. When you think about how many people go hungry each day, it's absolutely untenable that we're wasting so much.

    I think when food is cheap and easily accessible, it's much easier for people to rationalize wasting it. I would love to hear more about the Love Food Hate Waste campaign you mentioned in the UK and how we could implement something similar in the US.