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Research Article

The Progressive Increase of Food Waste in America and Its Environmental Impact

  • Kevin D. Hall mail,

    kevinh@niddk.nih.gov (KDH); carsonc@niddk.nih.gov (CCC)

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Biological Modeling, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Juen Guo,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Biological Modeling, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael Dore,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Biological Modeling, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Carson C. Chow mail

    kevinh@niddk.nih.gov (KDH); carsonc@niddk.nih.gov (CCC)

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Biological Modeling, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: November 25, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007940

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Posted by kofu on 28 Nov 2009 at 12:33 GMT

Thanks. I wonder how much food wastage goes with institutionalization settings. You might find most of the explanation in the rise of eating meals served away from home -- restaurants, cafeterias, etc.

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