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Chef Tom Colicchio Praises New Bill to Curb Food Waste

Chef Tom Colicchio Praises New Bill to Curb Food Waste

By | December 8th, 2015 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


Good Food Advocate and Food Policy Action co-founder calls food waste a “huge issue” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Claire Benjamin DiMattina claire@foodpolicyaction.org 202-631-6362 Monday, December 7, 2015 Washington, DC – Tom Colicchio, chef-restaurateur and Food Policy Action co-founder, praised a bill introduced today by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME). The Food Recovery Act aims to reduce food waste…


Good Food Advocate and Food Policy Action co-founder calls food waste a "huge issue" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Claire Benjamin DiMattina cla...

Good Food Advocate and Food Policy Action co-founder calls food waste a “huge issue”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:
Claire Benjamin DiMattina
claire@foodpolicyaction.org
202-631-6362

Monday, December 7, 2015

Washington, DC – Tom Colicchio, chef-restaurateur and Food Policy Action co-founder, praised a bill introduced today by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME). The Food Recovery Act aims to reduce food waste by retailers, producers, and consumers, as well as clarify sell-by and expiration dates. The bill also includes methods for diverting high-quality food that would otherwise be wasted to food pantries and soup kitchens.

“Wasting food is bad for the economy, bad for the environment and bad for Americans who are struggling to afford healthy food to feed their families. Congresswoman Pingree is a national leader on sustainable food and farming and I’m glad she’s taking on this huge issue of wasted food,” said Tom Colicchio, FPA co-founder and good food advocate.

Food Policy Action was established in 2012 through a collaboration of national food policy leaders in order to hold legislators accountable for votes that impact the food system. FPA release a National Food Policy Scorecard. More information can be found at www.foodpolicyaction.org.

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