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Americans spend more on wasted food than on gasoline

A new study by Zach Conrad, assistant professor in William & Mary's Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, finds that the average American consumer spends roughly $1,300 per year on food that ends up being wasted. To put that into context, his study found that on average Americans spent more annually on wasted food than they did on vehicle gasoline ($1,250); apparel ($1,207); household heating and electricity ($1,149); property taxes ($1,046); and household maintenance, repairs and insurance ($936) for the average single-person household in 2017.  Read more.....



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