Thursday, September 19, 2013

Food for thought

the latest issue of the International Food Technology newsletter tells me three items of interest.  1:  1.3 BILLION tons of food is annually wasted, either during production, post-harvest handling and storage, or at the processing, distribution and consumption stages.  High income areas waste more food than low income areas (no surprise there).  2.  a recent Gallup survey reports 20% of Americans sometimes lack resources to obtain food - up from 17.7% prior to August.  3.  US House Republicans want to cut $40B in nutrition programs over the next 10 years. 


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