Or is it just writing that is hard?
Forty percent of food produced in America heads to the landfill or is otherwise wasted. That adds up. Every year, the average American family throws out somewhere between $1,365 and $2,275, according to a landmark 2013 study co-authored by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resources Defense Council. It’s a huge economic loss for food growers and retailers, who often have to ditch weirdly shaped produce or overstocked food that didn’t sell.
Food that is paid for then thrown away isn’t all that close to being a huge economic loss for growers and retailers now, is it?
Further, families aren’t throwing out $1,369 or whatever. They paid that much for something that they then throw out – substantially different. At the point they throw it out it is, by definition, worth $0 to them.