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Rot and Rubbish: The Rancid Truth About How Much Food We Waste

Includes cartoon infographic

Food-Waste_slice1 Food. It’s almost as if we like wasting it as much as we enjoy eating it. About a third of all food in the world that’s produced for human consumption (roughly 1.2 billion tons) ┬áis lost or wasted, based on United Nations’ estimates — even as millions still suffer from chronic hunger. In the United States, nearly 40 percent of the food supply gets tossed in the garbage, much of it piled in rapidly rising mountains of trash. In his latest cartoon infographic, comic journalist Andy Warner sniffs out an alarmingly rotten issue — one that might make you think twice before tossing that pizza crust. (Click on the link below to view in individual panes.)

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