Food Waste

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Submitted By Katherine98o
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Katherine Turner
Mrs. R. Miller
October 28, 2015 Annotated Bibliography

"Food Waste" United Nations Environmental Program. 2015. September 14, 2015. http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/food_waste_the_factsm. This site has structural information about how much food is being wasted in the United States of America and the damages happening to the environment. This article is written this year so most of the information is accurate, with all their resources being correct. This article is written by the UNEP showing the problems in America surrounding food waste.

" Food Waste 2015 http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/food_waste_the_factsm. Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue"Food waste has become an issue nowadays. New York and Washington DC is suffering from hunger. About 32 million metric tons is going to waste every year. Wit all this food going into waste it could saved thousands of dollars and save. This Article has so many good information to support the problem I'm researching.

“Food Waste" United Nations Environmental Program. 2015. September 14, 2015. http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/food_waste_the_factsm.so many lives out there. This article talks about how the environment is being destroyed with too much food waste acid. When food is disposed in a landfill it rots and becomes a significant source of methane - a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. The United States spends so much money they need to learn how to consume.

Food Waste" United Nations Environmental Program. 2015. September 14, 2015. http://wwworldfooddayusa.org/food_waste_the_factsm. “40% of food in the United States goes uneaten, that's more than 20 pounds of food per person every month. Americans can help reduce waste by…...

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