For the first time in its history, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing a quantitative report underscoring the importance of reducing food waste to address climate change. This initial report, “From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of Food Waste,” analyzes the environmental impacts of food loss and waste (FLW) throughout the food supply chain — from farm to kitchen. EPA’s follow-up report, expected to be published in early 2022, will focus on the impacts of end of life solutions for food waste, such as composting and anaerobic digestion. We had the opportunity to discuss the report with Shannon Kenny, senior adviser on food loss and food waste at EPA and co-author of the report, and Claudia Fabiano, from the sustainable management of food team at EPA. Their insights are shared throughout this blog. More >>