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Kathryn Rees

Kathryn Rees

Guest Blogger

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Fighting Food Waste—with Gleaning and Facebook

2014-turnipThis is the third post in a series about food waste.

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, 16,872 pounds of food have been wasted in the U.S. A large portion of food grown in America is wasted every year because it is too expensive for farmers to harvest their excess yield.

In an activity known as “gleaning,” community members harvest excess produce. And the harvesters get to keep the food at no cost. Read More >