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Nourishing the Planet’s op-ed on food waste was recently published in Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, the largest daily newspaper in Ohio.

A technician at Sansai Environmental Technologies in Cleveland spreads out a bucket of treated carrots on a soil bed that contains earthworms. (Photo credit: John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer)

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, industrialized countries waste 222 million tons of food annually. In the United States alone, 34 million tons of food goes to waste each year. But there are many simple ways that we can reduce food waste, such as composting and recycling. Making use of what we already produce will be key if we are to adequately feed a global population that is approaching 7 billion.

Click here to read the article.

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