Food, water and energy are all connected, what we call the nexus. As world population grows to 9 billion by 2050, we'll need to provide more food, which means more energy and that means we're going to need a lot more water. And in a changing climate, we're going to have to achieve more with less.
Grocery stores do it. So do restaurants. Schools, farmers, you and I. We all waste food. At the local, state and federal level, discarded food is widely recognized as a serious environmental and socioeconomic problem. Cognizant of the fact that food waste comprises one-third of New York City’s more than 20,000 tons of daily refuse, Mayor Mike Bloomberg recently announced
that more than 100 restaurants will participate in the first-ever Food Waste Challenge, a new city government program to reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills. Participating restaurants have pledged to reduce 50 percent of the food waste customarily sent to landfills through composting and other waste prevention strategies.
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