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How Cities Are Tackling Their Enormous Food Waste Problem

From loosening restrictions on what “expired” means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to contribute less to landfills with their wasted meals.

From loosening restrictions on what “expired” means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to contribute less to landfills with their wasted meals.

Every day, New York City throws away about 3,000 tons of food, while at the same time nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers don’t have enough to eat. To give you an idea of how much 3,000 tons is, that’s the weight of the new warship USS Little Rock, set to be commissioned later this year.

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