Billions of Dollars Worth of Groceries Are Thrown Out Every Year

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 8:22am

Despite rising grocery prices, a recent study found many Americans are putting the food they buy right into the trash.

The Natural Resources Defense Council found 40 percent of food in the U.S. gets tossed out.

Each year, Americans are throwing away the equivalent of $165 billion in uneaten food.

According to the data, the average family of four ends up throwing away up to more than $2,200 a year in food.

The study found fruits and vegetables get tossed out the most, followed by seafood, grain products, meat and milk.

 

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