If you take a good look into an average American dumpster, it might seem like throwing away food is a national pastime.

Nearly 40 percent of all food in the United States produced for human consumption in the gets tossed each year, even though about 14 percent of American households are

Source:: The Lowdown

Infographic: The Rotten Truth About How Much Food We Waste 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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