Farm Progress

Max Armstrong reports on food waste and offers a look at key drivers of the problem.

January 19, 2023

5 Min Listen

Max Armstrong looks at the challenge of food waste. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and other groups, consumers are wasting 2.5 billion tons of food per year. Every food item that exists is wasted. Max looked at the issue by category and produce is the most wasted food product. He offers some details on the types of foods wasted and not always because they’re spoiled.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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