NORTH SALT LAKE — Think back to the last trip to the grocery store. How much food did you buy — and how much of that did you throw away?
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted globally every year. That’s roughly a third of the food produced annually.
And all that discarded food usually winds up in landfills.
“We don’t really see that. We handle our waste kind of secretly — it goes out the back door. But we needed a place for that stuff to go,” said Bruce Alder, president of ALPRO Energy and Water.