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05/08/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Food Waste: What Is The Environmental Toll Of Discarded Food In America?

Food waste is a huge issue in America, especially in light of the growing divide between the profligate rich and the hungry poor.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, landfills account for 34 percent of all methane emissions in the U.S.--meaning that the sandwich you made and then didn't eat yesterday is increasing your personal--and our collective--carbon footprint.

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