Federal Agencies Announce Food Waste Strategy at COP28 Summit

Collaborative agency effort is intended to build resilient food systems.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jointly announced the draft of their National Strategy to Reduce U.S. Food Loss and Waste at COP28 in Dubai. The announcement opens the draft to public comment. The strategy seeks to prevent the loss and waste of food and increase the recycling of organics.

“Food loss and waste poses a real challenge to agriculture, food, and the climate. In order to tackle this problem, and in turn build a resilient food system and mitigate climate impacts, we must explore and implement innovative solutions,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This joint effort between USDA, EPA, and FDA will enhance interagency coordination and represents a vital step towards preventing food loss and waste, increasing organic waste recycling, and promoting economic opportunity.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Secretary Vilsack as he leads the USDA and the effort to reduce food waste.
  • For Commissioner Califf as he oversees the Food and Drug Administration.
  • For Administrator Regan as he heads the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sources: Department of Agriculture

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