Food Waste

Julie M. Goddard

Joshua E. Herskovitz

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    According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, “[i]f food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitting country in the world” behind only China and the United States (FAO 2015, Figure 1). Although consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental damage from polymeric (plastic) packaging, there remains a substantial, yet less visible, ecological impact of wasted food inside the packaging. Most recent estimates of global annual greenhouse gas em…

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    About the Authors

    Julie M. Goddard, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University ([email protected]).
    Joshua E. Herskovitz, PhD, is a recent graduate of the Department of Food Science at Cornell University ([email protected]) who is now conducting postdoctoral research at Drexel University