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Combatting Food Waste in San Diego

A new San Diego law set to take effect in 2022 is changing the norm in managing food waste. Grocery stores and food suppliers will be required to partner with food banks or food rescue organizations to donate any extra edible food they have. Food insecurity is a major issue in America that has only been exacerbated during the pandemic, and this law will hopefully bridge the gap between food waste and communities needing food. The U.S. discards 80 billion pounds of food every year, which has staggering environmental effects. Hopefully this law will inspire other cities and states to take action in a similar fashion, lessening our carbon footprint and ensuring no one goes hungry.

Image via San Diego Union Tribune

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