Food waste in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on food waste in the U.S.

Table of contents

    • Amount of food waste generated in the United States 2018, by sector

    • Distribution of food waste in the United States 2018, by segment

    • Most commonly discarded types of food in the U.S. in 2019

    • Most commonly discarded types of food in the U.S. in 2019, by gender

    • Distribution of wasted food management in the United States 2018, by type

    • Share of agricultural water & cropland used for wasted food in the U.S. 2019

    • Global attitudes towards food waste in selected countries 2020

    • Reasons for discarding food in the U.S. in 2019, by gender

    • Reasons for discarding food in the U.S. in 2019

    • Most frequent ways of reducing food waste at home in the U.S. in 2019

    • Reasons for thinking about food waste while eating at home in the U.S. 2019

    • Frequency of thinking about food waste while eating at home in 2019

    • Number of food secure and insecure individuals in the U.S. 2020

    • Distribution of food secure and insecure individuals in the U.S. 2020, by status

    • U.S. - share of children in food-insecure households 1998-2019

    • Food pantry and emergency kitchen use in the U.S. 2020, by age group

    • Food pantry and emergency kitchen use in the U.S. 2018, by food security status

    • U.S. food pantry and emergency kitchen usage share 2020, by food security status

    • Attitudes towards how to address food waste in the United States 2020

    • Attitudes towards food waste in the U.S. 2020

    • Attitudes towards minimizing food waste in the United States 2020

    • U.S.: Most frequent reasons for thinking about food waste while grocery shopping 2019

    • Frequency of thinking about food waste while grocery shopping in the U.S. in 2019

    • Most frequent ways of reducing food waste while eating out in the U.S. in 2019

    • Reasons for thinking about food waste while eating out in the U.S. in 2019

    • Frequency of thinking about food waste while eating out in 2019

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