UConn Fights Food Waste

48 million Americans struggle with food insecurity, including 15 million children. The issue can be solved if we get better about reducing food waste. Currently, 40% of the food produced in the US is thrown away.

The University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is hosting a series of events over the month to educate students about how to reduce food waste at home and on campus.  

UConn hopes to use these events to educate youth about the US Environmental Protection Agency’s “Food Recovery Hierarchy,” which lists how to minimize food waste and use recovered food in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.  One initiative is through the Department of Dining Services, which will prepare a free “Tasty Waste Lunch” from food that would otherwise be discarded.

Read more about the UConn food waste program here!

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