Food Waste By Ron Nixon Summary

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The article, “Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says,” by Ron Nixon, talks about food waste and of plans on how to stop it. Specifically, Nixon argues that there are millions of people all over the country that don’t have enough to eat. Also that there are people that go to bed hungry most days, while others are throwing away extra scraps they didn’t eat. Nixon writes about the tons of food thrown in the trash every week, resulting in economic and environmental issues. Also about how the Earth’s landfills then get filled up with even more garbage. Where it decomposes and emits methane, which is a greenhouse gas. Around the world it creates 3.3 billion greenhouse gases annually. Nixon later starts discussing that there are about 60 million metric tons of food wasted in the United States. Also about how…show more content…
All the food that is wasted could be sent to people who need it. There are many programs trying to fix this issue. Nixon concludes the article with writing about two programs that are trying to help this problem. One program is the Hennepin County, Minn., where their main objective is to help recycle food products or turn them into compost. They are going to do this by providing grants from $10,000 to $50,000 to local businesses and nonprofits. Another group is the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. They are trying to reduce food waste by by clarifying expiration dates and selling smaller portions of food. Even with these changes happening, it wasn 't enough. Mr. Swanswell, of the antiwar group Warp, said, “Awareness of the food waste has risen, but we need to do more to tie that actions to the ground.” This quote show that we still need to do more if we want to reduce food waste on Earth. I think the author did a great job of explaining this topic and I can conclude that we need to work on this problem more if we want to stop food

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