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The harms of food waste, its links to climate change, and how Maine is taking action


Of the food produced in the United State, 40 percent is wasted. Not only could this wasted food help feed those who need it, food waste also contributes to climate change. Reducing food waste could significantly lower release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. To mark Earth Day, we'll learn what Maine people and organizations are doing to end food waste through community action and innovative solutions.

Susanne Lee, faculty fellow, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, University of Maine
Travis Blackmer, lecturer & undergraduate coordinator, School of Economics, University of Maine
VIP Callers:
Rep. Chellie Pingree, U.S. Congresswoman represents Maine's 1st Congressional District (pre-recorded)
Ivan Fernandez, Distinguished Maine Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Forest Resources, University of Maine
Amber Lambke, founder & president, Maine Grains
Ryan Fitzmaurice, student intern, Mitchell Center, University of Maine

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