As much as 40% of food in the US ends up in landfills. These companies are using technology to change that.
Food waste is a massive problem in the US.
Every year, Americans throw away as much as 290 pounds of food per person — about 20% of all food purchased in the country, according to the USDA. In total, an estimated 30%-40% of the total food supply is wasted in the US.
Meanwhile, approximately 14.3 million households in the US are food insecure.