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USDA’s Vilsack touts updated, ‘Accountability-Focused’ national food waste strategy

Vilsack said the strategy has taken on renewed importance as global efforts to curb methane pollution ramp up.

Article excerpts:

“U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the final version of the National Strategy to Reduce Food Loss and Waste and Recycle Organics at nonprofit ReFED’s annual Food Waste Solutions Summit on Wednesday.

The road map lays out ways to leverage current programs across federal agencies, including the USDA, EPA and FDA, to achieve the goal of halving food waste per capita in the U.S. by 2030.

The country first set that goal in 2015 but has made little progress since. According to ReFED, which works with the federal government on food waste, wasted food per capita in the U.S. actually increased from 2016 to 2022, though it is down slightly from a peak in 2021.”

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