NRDC Expert Blog
More than 3 million New Yorkers struggle to have enough to eat. At the same time, 40% of the food produced in this country is wasted—and here in New York, food makes up 18% of our municipal solid waste stream.
Today, the Urban School Food Alliance announced that three new school districts will join in its efforts to improve school food f
40% of food in America goes uneaten—it’s an almost unbelievable fact. Here in New York City, around 20% of our waste stream is food waste. For decades, this food waste has been sent to landfills where it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas and large contributor to global warming.
This year’s New York State budget includes a huge victory for farmers and hunger advocates alike with the passage of the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit!
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is positioning the state as a national leader on the issue of food waste with his Food Recovery Act. And now as budget negotiations near a close, he is further strengthening that proposal with the addition of the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit!
While families across the country gathered together to give thanks and celebrate at dinner tables near and far, legislation sat on Governor Cuomo’s desk that would have helped increase the amount of fresh, healthy food available to vulnerable New Yorkers.