Even though some food is never eaten, the carbon emissions to grow it still end up in the atmosphere. Reducing waste is crucial to fighting climate change.
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New York’s food waste program is not perfect, but it is an excellent example of the steady progress that we are making to create a more sustainable city.
Evelyn Reis is a student in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program and is returning to school after almost 30 years at the NYC Department of Sanitation.
More than 500 leaders in agricultural research and organizations from 67 countries came together for the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security to discuss how we can achieve global food security while reconciling demands on the environment.
Forty percent of our food is wasted, but through composting, food waste can be turned into black gold—so called because compost, the mixture of decayed organic matter, is valuable as a nutrient-rich soil additive. In the United States, however, less than 3 percent of food waste is composted.