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Sustainable Management of Food

Sustainable Management of Food

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Food Recovery Hierarchy Triangle in Six Steps. Top (most preferred) to bottom (least preferred): Source Reduction, Feed Hungry People, Feed Animals, Industrial Uses, Composting, and Landfill/Incineration.

To learn more about the tiers of the hierarchy, click on the topic.

Source ReductionFeed Hungry PeopleFeed AnimalsIndustrial UsesComposting

Watch how EPA, USDA, and FDA are working together through their Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative.