Beal quoted on new Food Recovery Act of 2015
On Monday, December 7, Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1) introduced the Food Recovery Act (H.R. 4184) to curb food waste across the entire food system. She publicly announced the bill earlier the same day at the Portland Food Co-op in Portland, Maine.
The Food Recovery Act targets food waste in four areas: farms, retail and restaurants, schools and other institutions, and consumers and local infrastructure. The farm level recommendations aim to expand market options for farmers, help farmers connect with hungry people, and encourage energy and compost production as alternatives to landfills.
“This multifaceted approach to addressing food waste has great potential to enhance opportunities for farmers to provide affordable, nutritional food to Maine people, as well as improve on-farm capacity for nutrient and energy management,” Beal said in a statement for Representative Pingree’s press release on the Act.