Harvard Law report shows Congress should make reducing food waste a Farm Bill priority

Congress should make reducing food waste a priority in the next Farm Bill, according to a new report by Harvard Law School and natural resource groups.

The report found if 30% of wasted food was moved from landfills to the emergency food system, it could feel the estimated 50 million Americans who are food insecure.

The report also makes a series of recommendations for how to reduce waste. Among them are government regulation on food labels and charging fees to deposit organic waste in landfills.

One of the report’s publishers says the 2023 Farm Bill could result in measurable progress in the fight against food waste.


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