Food Waste Across the Supply Chain: A U.S. Perspective on a Global Problem

March 4, 2016

If the challenge is how to feed the world's billions of people while sustaining earth's resources, then one of the solutions must include reducing waste to bolster food security and increase environmental sustainability.

The scale of the problem is enormous. More than one-third of food produced for humans is not eaten but lost, while nearly 800 million people worldwide (and 1 in 6 Americans) are food insecure.   

This new book (Food Waste Across the Supply Chain: A U.S. Perspective on a Global Problem) cites experts from academia, government agencies, industry sectors, and NGOs by compiling papers presented at the Food Waste Conference held at the University of Pennsylvania. The authors hope that evidence-based data will lead to practical solutions and meaningful change.

CAST is pleased to be involved with the distribution of this important, timely material. Various groups, media outlets, and staff members from the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee have already requested the information. A copy has also been forwarded to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The book is available on this website--free for CAST members. View the entire press release for the book here.