PBS NewsHour

Americans waste up to 40 percent of the food they produce

Clip: 08/31/2019 | 4m 35s

If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson sat down with Elizabeth Balkan, director of food waste for the Natural Resources Defense Council, to find out more. This report is part of our "Future of Food" series, which is supported in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

Aired: 08/31/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?

Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode.

Problems Playing Video?

Major corporate funding for the PBS NewsHour is provided by BNSF, Consumer Cellular, Leidos, Babbel, and Raymond James. Funding for the PBS NewsHour Weekend is provided by Mutual of America. For a complete list of funders for the PBS NewsHour and PBS NewsHour weekend, click here.