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UAlbany Researchers Address Food Waste, Food Insecurity, & Community Health in New York’s Capital Region

According to a 2016 report from ReFED, 62.5 million pounds of food goes directly into landfills or is unharvested each year in the U.S. To address the association between food waste, food insecurity, and increased cardio-metabolic risk factors, University at Albany School of Public Health researchers received more than $870,000 from the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) and local non-profits. In New York’s Capital Region, this team is examining strategies to best incentivize a more sustainable food system with increased food recovery, distribution, quality, and access, along with the potential community and environmental health impacts of these methods.

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