We’d like to talk to you about food waste. Up to 40% of food in the United States is wasted. That’s about 400 pounds of food per person every year. But who can really fix the problem? Does the responsibility of reducing food waste lie with farmers, restaurateurs… or with us consumers?
We look at how one foreign government figured out a way to get individual citizens to get actively involved in solving the crisis.
Our other stories this week investigate the waste created by American’s obsession with greek yogurt, New York City food establishments’ role in cutting down on food waste, and most simply: why is food waste such a big problem?
We also bring you a developing story out of Brooklyn: the recent and sudden closure of Pilotworks. 175 local food businesses were left stranded after the venture-capital backed food incubator and production kitchen ceased operations with less than 24 hours warning.
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