FMI is a proud affiliate of the EPA SmartWay program, a collaboration with freight carriers, shippers and logistics providers to accelerate the adoption of advanced fuel-saving technologies and strategies. We wanted to share highlights from a recent SmartWay newsletter featuring electrification resources, electric truck demonstrations, accolades and appreciation - because it’s all about our members and the people who keep our food supply chain flowing!
Last night at dinner, a family friend asked if it was true that around one-third of the food in this country is wasted. It was sobering to say yes. Estimates vary, but approximately 25-40% of food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. will never be consumed. The United States government has set a goal of halving food waste by 2030, spurred on with resources and recognition from NGOs, businesses and industry associations including the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), of which FMI is a founding member. The question is, can we really get to a 50% reduction in food waste, or even to the ultimate goal of zero food waste?