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Bipartisan Food Waste Caucus Launched

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and David Young (R-IA) formed a bipartisan House Food Waste Caucus to identify ways to reduce food waste across the food supply chain. The Caucus also will offer educational opportunities to Members of Congress and staff, and will support efforts to reduce food waste at federal agencies, including USDA and the Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, the Caucus will collaborate with stakeholders to highlight food waste success stories.

An estimated 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted, and a recent USDA study found that U.S. consumers waste almost one pound of food per person per day, according to a release announcing the Caucus.

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