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OHIO STATE AWARDED USDA GRANT TO LEAD FOOD WASTE INITIATIVE

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A professor at Ohio State University is leading an initiative to address food waste in households across the country.

Brian Roe says the project is funded by a $2.5 million USDA grant.

“Helping households realize the amount of food that they’re wasting is a critical first step,” he says. “There are estimates that the typical household wastes anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 of food each year. And that’s obviously a huge economic incentive for household.”

He tells Brownfield 40 percent of food in the U.S. is never eaten.

“We can meet global nutrition needs in the coming decades as population increases,” he says. “It’s not a big sacrifice, because households again are wasting their own resources to buy food that is not eaten.”

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