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Federal Agencies Release Plan to Reduce Food Waste

The plan focuses on six key areas, including enhancing interagency coordination and encouraging food waste reduction at federal facilities.

A newly released plan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeks to reduce food waste at federal facilities.

According to the Federal News Network, the plan focuses on six key areas, including enhancing interagency coordination and encouraging food waste reduction at federal facilities.

The federal announcement follows a message from President Donald Trump acknowledging the month of April as Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month and encouraging public action and participation from all sectors.

Federal News Network has more information:

A federal interagency strategy from the Agriculture Department, the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, looks to reduce food waste. The strategy focuses on six key areas, including enhancing interagency coordination, and encouraging food waste reduction at federal facilities. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

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