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Charge People for Uneaten Food in Restaurants?

by Shruti Modi

In Could Charging People for Uneaten Food in Restaurants Help Us Stop Wasting It? for GOOD, Cord Jefferson explores this option to save food.

Every year, the world wastes 1.3 billion tons of food, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. That’s about 33 percent of all food produced annually. In rich nations alone, 222 million tons of food is lost by consumers outright throwing it into the garbage. That is almost the equivalent of all the food made in sub-Saharan Africa every year. In a word, our problem with food waste is disastrous. [more]