Wednesday, December 23, 2015
CONGRESS COULD TO SOMETHING ABOUT FOOD WASTE
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has introduced a comprehensive bill to address food waste from the farm to table. The bill contains nearly two dozen provisions aimed at curbing food waste across the entire economy, from farm-level waste to food that is wasted at restaurants. At the consumer level, Pingree’s bill would reevaluate the “Best By” labels included on most food products. At the farm level, the bill would support the installation of anaerobic digesters on rural farms to help turn crop waste into energy and encourage composting. Pingree’s bill would also support restaurants, grocery stores, and schools in cutting food waste, by expanding tax credits for grocery stores that want to donate leftover products and establishing an Office of Food Recovery meant to coordinate federal programs to measure and reduce food waste.
Source: Think Progress, 12/14/15,Food Waste