Around 60 million tons of produce, worth about $160 billion, is wasted, …—a third of all foodstuffs, though experts and farmers tell the Guardian the real figure is closer to half of all foodstuffs, … taking it into account vegetables abandoned in the field and left to rot…

Nearly 40% of the food supply is never eaten and 20% doesn’t end up in grocery stores…

…if policymakers spent $18 billion to achieve a 20% reduction in food waste, it wouldcreate an additional 1.8 billion meals, which they say is enough to feed America’s food-insecure people three times over.

The so-called “ugly food movement” is trying to challenge food waste by putting more pressure on supermarkets.

Source: The US is still throwing away a ridiculous amount of edible food — Quartz