Ending Food Waste Called For By Agriculture Secretary | USDA

According to a news report out by the USDA, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on both the public sector and private industry to reduce food waste.

We’re going to develop a nationwide social media campaign with our partners to focus on precisely what the use by date and the sell by date means so that folks don’t discard food prematurely. We’re going to continue to use our social media to develop a new food storage application that will give people up to date information on how and best to store food and what constitutes safe or unsafe food. We’re going to work with our school lunch program to reduce food waste in our schools and we’re going to look for ways we can increase donations of imported fresh produce that for whatever reason don’t meet our marketing order standards.

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