Revisiting the cost of food waste on our planet | Food News


The price of food waste in the United States.

Americans waste about $408 billion in food each year, but the most serious consequences of food waste are not economic. Methane gas pollution from landfills accounts for about 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Today we are reviewing food waste. How to get around it and the steps local and central governments in the United States are taking to fix the problem.

In this episode:

  • Madeline Keating, Urban Strategist, NRDC Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program (@NRDC)
  • Kristyn Oldendorf, Director, Waste Diversion, Baltimore Department of Public Works (@Baltimore DPW)
  • Baltimore Compost Collective Youth Program Manager Marvin Hayes (@bmorecompost)

Episode credits:

This episode has been updated by Ney Alvarez. The original production team was Alexandra Locke, Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, Ney Alvarez, Priyanka Tilve, Ruby Zaman, Tom Fenton, Stacey Samuel, and host girlfriend Malika Bilal. Our production team also includes Chloe K. Li and Ashish Malhotra. The sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our engagement producers are Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of speech.

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