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  • Why are 2 million Israelis hungry?

    Joseph Gitler|Oct 2, 2015

    Recently the USDA and the EPA announced a food waste challenge with a goal to reduce food waste in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2030. How much food is really being wasted? Precise numbers are difficult to calculate, however, the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2010 published a report that an estimated 133 billion pounds of food is lost at the retail and consumer levels. Forty percent of all food manufactured goes to waste and never reaches the plate. Unfortunately, similar to every other western... Full story

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