Reducing Food Waste, Fighting Food Insecurity in Garden State Keeping food out of dumps could help reduce methane in atmosphere, while making sure it makes the plate should help hold down hunger
Intending to deal with both a social and an environmental problem, a Senate committee yesterday approved a five-bill legislative package to try to reduce food waste and help hungry families. In a rapid fashion and without much debate, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee easily voted out the bills, one of which has the goal of reducing food waste by at least one-half in New Jersey.
Beyond reducing the state’s share of the estimated 160 billion pounds of food wasted each year in this country, the legislation seeks to revamp food-labeling practices and to make it easier to donate food to those who need it.
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