Average American throws away 33 lbs. of food each month worth about US$40, resource council says

LOS ANGELES , March 15, 2012 () – According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the average American throws away 33 pounds of food each month worth about US$40, Reuters reported March 14.

Next month, the council plans to publish a report on food waste.

An estimated 23% of eggs and an even higher percentage of produce ends up being thrown out, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Also, an estimated 30% to 50% of the food produced in the world goes uneaten, according to experts polled at this week’s Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago.

The primary source of this article is Reuters, London, England, on March 14, 2012.

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