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University of Pittsburgh senior Jessica Nygard collects plates of discarded food during a “waste audit” in the Market Central dining hall on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Ryan Loew/PublicSource)

University of Pittsburgh senior Jessica Nygard collects plates of discarded food during a “waste audit” in the Market Central dining hall on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Ryan Loew/PublicSource)

PublicSource in partnership with 90.5 WESA is producing a series on food access and policy in the Pittsburgh region.
University of Pittsburgh freshman Naydia Rowe recently grabbed a plate of french fries at dinner. But when she tasted the fries, she realized they weren’t fresh. She went back and got a new plate.

“I do feel bad because not everyone has food and I’m out here wasting a plate of good fries,” she said.

The University of Pittsburgh’s largest dining hall, Market Central, wastes nearly 1,000 pounds of edible food per day. Their waste contributes to the 130 billion pounds of food wasted in the United States every year, at a cost of $161 billion.

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https://www.publicsource.org/what-some-pittsburgh-area-institutions-are-doing-to-stem-food-waste-and-an-unexpected-side-effect-of-those-efforts/

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