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Last fall, the USDA and EPA posted a video about their goal to reduce wasted food in the US by fifty percent by 2030. In the video, Tom Vilsack (Agriculture Secretary) and Gina McCarthy (EPA) discuss the issue of wasted food and the importance of connecting surplus food to those who need it. Currently, nearly a third of all food produced in the US is wasted while 48 million Americans do not have access to enough nutritious food. The USDA Food Waste Challenge and the EPA Food Recovery Challenge are two programs that businesses and institutions can join to help waste less food.

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