Food Waste Made Worse By Pandemic; 'Death Care' Industry

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According to the Department of Agriculture, 30% to 40% of the food goes to waste in the U.S., and the coronavirus pandemic has made this problem worse. We talk to ReFED's executive director about how to reduce waste by food producers and in our own kitchens. Also, the pandemic has strained the capacity of funeral homes and cemeteries. In New Jersey, which has the second-highest rate of COVID-19 deaths, it's having a big impact on workers in the so-called "death care" industry. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's May 27, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on May 27, 2020.


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