Wasted food - annual food loss in the U.S. 2009

This statistic represents avoidable food waste in the United States in 2009, by category. Around 19.63 million metric tons of vegetables were thrown away in 2009. According to the source, these figures refer to uneaten food that is wasted at the consumer level. The figures exclude non-edible parts such as skins and shells as well as fat or moisture losses in cooking.

Avoidable food waste in the U.S. in 2009, by category

Avoidable waste in million metric tons per year
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Release date

April 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2009

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