“We had to do something”: try to prevent massive food waste

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As millions of Americans worry about having enough to eat and queues increase at food banks, farmers plow under fields of vegetables, pour milk and break eggs that cannot be sold because the coronavirus pandemic closed restaurants, hotels and schools.

Now the destruction of fresh produce on such a scale has prompted the Trump administration and state governments to act, as well as local efforts like a group of students hiring trucks to save unsold onions and eggs farms. But they will probably not be enough to solve the problem if the companies remain closed for months.

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