Dr. Gupta: After all my years of reporting, this haunts me
By Sanjay Gupta (original source CNN)
“Most of the time when you hear me talking about food, I am talking about the food we eat. But a few years ago, I realized I needed to talk more about the food we DON’T eat.
Far too often, food is thrown in the trash and dumped in landfills instead of filling hungry bellies. You have probably heard the statistics: Nearly 40% of our food goes to waste in the United States — either in the fields, on the docks, in grocery stores or in people’s homes. That’s 165 billion pounds of food every year. It is an astonishing number and one that sadly reflects both the extravagance and the waste seen in one of the richest countries in the world.”