What do food waste and saving the animals have in common? The answer is A LOT. There is a program underway in Oregon that teams up the lodging industry, retail, schools and farms with the Wildlife Fund to reduce the amount of food that ends up in the trash. It’s called Hotel Kitchen. The Wildlife Fund says we now produce enough food for everyone on the planet today. But we’re losing millions of acres of native grassland in the U.S.
Worldwide, humans waste one of every three food calories produced. These wasted calories are enough to feed three billion people—10 times the population of the United States. The average American household spends $1,500 – $2,000 a year on food they never eat.