Farmers can seek to reduce the ~10 million tons of cosmetically imperfect or unharvested food lost each year.
Expanding temperature-controlled food distribution infrastructure (e.g. refrigeration, warehouses) and labor availability to handle (e.g. process, package) additional food donation volume
Accepting and integrating the sale of off-grade produce (short shelf life, different size/shape/color), also known as "imperfect produce", into food business menu planning and product lines
Building processing infrastructure equipment and facilities to freeze or convert donated or excess food into products such as soups, sauces, and jams
The Roadmap demonstrates that achieving a 20% reduction in food waste will generate a positive financial, social, and environmental return on investment. To make that happen, crosscutting actions are needed in four areas. Click to learn more about each tool.Learn More >
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