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Food Shift launches petition to EPA to implement national food waste program

Each year, an estimated 300 million barrels of oil and 25 percent of all freshwater are used to produce food that ends up being wasted instead of reaching people’s stomachs.

Each year, an estimated 300 million barrels of oil and 25 percent of all freshwater are used to produce food that ends up being wasted instead of reaching people’s stomachs.

We just launched a petition to help urge the US Environmental Protection Agency to adopt Food: Too Good to Waste, a comprehensive toolkit to help families and individuals across the country reduce the amount of food they lose and waste at home. To protect our land, air, and water, it is crucial the EPA implements programs that will reduce food waste at a national level. Wasted food accounts for nearly 16 percent of U.S. methane emissions, consumes 25 percent of our freshwater, and costs Americans $165 billion each year.

EPA approval and funding would allow Food: Too Good to Waste to launch a coordinated national campaign on Earth Day on April 22, 2014.

Our petition is supported by many influential leaders in the food waste sector:  Jonathan Bloom, Journalist & Speaker; Michael Dimock, Roots of Change; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Gary Oppenheimer, Ample Harvest; Joel Berg, New York Coalition Against Hunger; Dana Gunders, Natural Resources Defense Council; Tristram Stuart, Feeding the 5k; and Frances Moore Lappé, Small Planet Institute.

Please add your name today!


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