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Initiatives Aim to Reduce Food Waste in Greater Houston

According to the EPA, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste in 2011. Local and statewide efforts to reduce wasted food include trayless dining at Rice University and Keep Austin Fed, a nonprofit that gathers surplus food from commercial kitchens and distributes it to area charities. We look at ways in which schools and […]

According to the EPA, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste in 2011.

Local and statewide efforts to reduce wasted food include trayless dining at Rice University and Keep Austin Fed, a nonprofit that gathers surplus food from commercial kitchens and distributes it to area charities.

We look at ways in which schools and the community at large are trying to reduce food waste in the Greater Houston region. We also examine how marketing has encouraged food waste and how Houston consumers can reduce the amount of waste at home.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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