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Your Call: How much food is America wasting?


On the October 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing food waste problem.

According to the World Resources Institute, nearly one trillion dollars worth of food is wasted each year. This means roughly 32% of globally produced food goes lost, uneaten, or wasted.  With global issues like poverty and hunger killing 21,000 people a day, there has to be a way to raise awareness about food waste. What are the consequences of this waste? What’s being done to end food waste? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Brian Lipinski, associate at the World Resource Institute's Food Program, which develops solutions to the world’s food production and consumption problems

Ben Simon, co-founder and CEO of Imperfect Produce, an Emeryville-based startup aimed at bringing 'ugly' fruits and vegetables to market at an affordable price

Web  Resources:

Salon: Food Doesn't All Look the Same and It Shouldn't

The Guardian: A Visual Guide to Food Waste

World Resources Institute: Brian Lipinski

Eco Watch: Food Waste is a Crime Against the Planet