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Top Chefs Push Congress to Address America’s $200B Food Waste Issue

Top Chefs Push Congress to Address America’s $200B Food Waste Issue

In an effort to educate lawmakers on the severity of the food waste problem in the U.S., well-known chefs from across the nation are teaming up to advocate for food waste reduction in the U.S.

This week, the group of chefs met with 22 Senate and House offices to discuss food waste from farm-to-table and deliver a petition with over 4,000 signatures asking Congress to come up with more options for reducing food waste.

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Award-winning chefs from across the country, including ‘Top Chef’ head judge Tom Colicchio, gathered in Washington, D.C. on May 25 to advocate for food waste reduction in the American food system. In hopes of educating lawmakers on the severity of the issue, the group met with 22 Senate and House offices in tandem with a first-of-its-kind House Agriculture Full Committee hearing assessing food waste from farm to table.

“Food waste is a more than $200 billion dollar problem in America. It hurts the economy, our environment and our people,” said Colicchio. “As chefs, it’s in our best interest to make sure safe, edible product does not go unused. We are here to help Congress understand that it’s in our country’s best interest to do the same. I am happy that so many chefs and leading experts are here with me today to help drive positive, bipartisan change.”

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