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How would you help mitigate $180 billion in food spoilage?
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In the United States, $180 billion in food is thrown away annually by consumers, grocers, and restaurants. Nearly two-thirds of this wasted food is fresh food, in order of quantity:

$40 billion: Fruits & Vegetables (produce)

$40 billion: Grains & Breads

$35 billion: Meat

Over 80% of consumers throw away fresh produce and 60% throw away Breads/Grains at least once a month. The average American family throws away $2,200 of food annually, one-quarter of which is fresh produce ($400-600). Clearly, there is great potential for products that can effectively reduce the amount of wasted food on an annual basis.

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