$2 million grant given to research food waste prevention methods

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A $2 million investment has been awarded to Oregon State University, The Ohio State University, in partnership with Pennington Biomedical and the University of Florida to fund food waste management research.

According to Feeding America, around 119 billion pounds of food is wasted each year in the US. This number reportedly equates to 130 billion meals and more than $408 billion worth of food thrown away each year.

In a bid to tackle this large scale problem, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) has allocated a cumulative total of $1 million to three grantees to accelerate the development of methodologies that can be used to measure household food waste across the food system.

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