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.