NPR: Why are tons of fresh produce dumped in landfills every day?

It is senseless to throw away healthy fruits and vegetables. Here is another big issue created by food waste. Another reason to rescue and distribute healthy fruits and vegetables to families and not let it go to wast. Read full article with video here.

 

And here’s another issue: When bags of lettuce and other produce end up in landfills, it contributes to climate change.

As the food decomposes, “it will release methane — a very powerful greenhouse gas,” explains Berkenkamp. And food waste in landfills is responsible for a significant portion of methane emissions.

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