Previously I have posted about Food Waste in America. Approximately 40% of all food grown, processed and transported per year, worth an estimated $165 billion is wasted (source: National Defense Council – 2012). Alert! A new food waste stat.
Statistics, like those I shared above, lend credibility to illustrate a correlation for an existing reality. However, sometimes it is best to simplify the statistic to make it more relevant. Here is another way to demonstrate Food Waste in America:
The median American household earns just less than $1,000 per week. The typical American family throws away $1,600 worth of food per year.
How much food has your household wasted this year?