Tossed Out: Food Waste in America

Air Date: 09/24/2014

Food waste is the single-largest source of waste in municipal landfills. According to the EPA, 35 million tons of food were thrown away in 2012. As it decomposes in landfills, the waste releases methane and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, 1 in 6 Americans struggles with hunger and the world wonders how to address the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.