House Launches Food Waste Caucus

05/08/2018 - U.S. Reps. David Young (Iowa) and Chellie Pingree (Maine) have created a Food Waste Caucus in the House of Representatives. The U.S. wastes 40 percent of the food available for consumption throughout the supply chain; identifying where waste occurs is necessary to increase efficiencies.

The Academy's farm bill recommendations empower consumers to choose healthful foods and reduce waste, while supporting producers and retailers in meeting demand for a healthful and safe system.