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Farmers Are Turning Food Waste into Electricity and Making Enough to Power Entire Cities

Nothing highlights the radical disparity between different parts of the globe more than food. As children and adults starve to death at a rate of 25,000 a day across the world, the United States throws away enough food to fill the Willis Tower in Chicago 44 times a year. Across the entire planet, it is estimated that humans waste over 1.3 billions tons of food every year. Industrial farming covers hundreds of millions of acres across the country which is destroying and polluting ecosystems to produce food that gets thrown away. What’s more, when this food sits in landfills, it produces a greenhouse gas in the form of methane. According to climate experts at the United Nations, it is estimated that 10 to 18 percent of all human-made greenhouse gas emissions are from food waste. Read more.....



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