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Total Amount of U.S. Food Waste Could Feed 84% of the Country, Research Says

Each person wastes more than 1,200 calories per day, which is enough to feed 84 percent of the U.S. population.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University broke down the nutritional content of retail and consumer-level food waste across 213 different commodities based on 2012 nutritional data and found that each person wastes more than 1,200 calories per day, which is enough to feed 84 percent of the U.S. population.

The research also revealed that he amount of dietary fiber lost to food waste could fill the nutritional gap in fiber consumed by 206.6 million women.

Foodbeast has more:

Each year, about 40 percent of food in this country gets wasted, which is an insanely high number. That statistic gets even crazier when you break down the nutritional content of that food.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University were able to do that with retail and consumer-level food waste across 213 different commodities based on 2012 nutritional data, and concluded that each person wastes over 1200 calories per day. The principal researcher, Dr. Roni Neff, told USA Today that that amount of nutrition would be enough to sustain 84% of the US population.

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