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The Farm Bill and food waste/Plastic-eating caterpillars

June 9, 2017

The United States spends 218 billion dollars each year on food that is never eaten while one in seven Americans faces food insecurity. This is part of a new report on food waste from the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic. To help us understand how we can improve our food system in the US is Christina Rice, one of the authors of the report.

Plastic bags are being used every year by the trillions. There have been lots of efforts made to reduce the amount of plastic we produce, but what about all of it that’s already there?  Paolo Bombelli with the University of Cambridge is co-author of a new paper about how a certain insect larvae could be part of the answer.