Food Waste in California
U.S. food waste is estimated to be 30-40% of the food supply, and Californians throw away approximately 6 million tons of food waste annually. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) offers this website to help Californians understand this issue, reduce food waste and increase food recovery.
(*Figures mentioned in this video may have changed since the video was created in 2020. Please double-check the cited sources for accuracy.)
About the Food Recovery Hierarchy
- Source Reduction
- Feed Hungry People
- Feed Animals
- Industrial Uses
Understanding Food Date Labeling
Learn how understanding uniform food product date labels can decrease consumer food waste.
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