Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that she will introduce the Food Recovery Act today in an effort to combat food waste. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Pete Pearson, director of food waste:
"Food production puts tremendous strain on the Earth's resources such as forests, oceans and grasslands as well as the biodiversity that shares our planet. The Food Recovery Act can help reduce those stresses by ensuring that the land, water and energy going into food production doesn’t go to waste.
“WWF is eager to work with Rep. Pingree to incentivize food recovery and soil health, and to inform consumers that food waste prevention is one of the most impactful acts of resource and ecosystem conservation.”