What Happens to LA’s Food Waste

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Globally, about a third of our food goes to waste. In the U.S., most food waste ends up in landfills, left to decompose and produce methane. A new study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology shows that as the rest of the world starts to eat more meat-heavy, American style diets, there will be even more food waste. A new California law went into effect last week that requires that large apartment buildings and businesses like supermarkets and restaurants to recycle organic waste. That includes food waste.  

Credits

Guest:
Clare Fox - Executive Director of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. - @clarefoxinla

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher, Sarah Sweeney