30-40% of food supply worth $161 million is wasted each year.
This translates to $1,500 in wasted food per average family of four.
The US is currently considered the world-wide leader in food waste generation, food waste being the number one material sent to American landfills.
As a means to reduce carbon emissions, the Zero Food Waste Act is set to change that.
Introduced last week by Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Julia Brownley, Ann McLane Kuster and Chellie Pingree, the new federal bill aims to incentivize farmers to adopt sustainable food production practices.