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Thanksgiving and Food Waste

  • Date: 22 November 2022

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, this episode features a conversation with Alex Nichols-Vinueza, WWF’s program manager for food loss and waste. 



Alex explains how our food system ends up wasting an estimated 40% of food produced globally (1:20). He then talks about how this problem manifests on Thanksgiving (8:07), and shares some simple steps that people can take to prevent food from going to waste during the holidays (9:04). Last, Alex talks about how schools and businesses can be partners in limiting food waste (11:52), and how changes in federal policies could drive nationwide improvements (15:30).



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