TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Before you throw any leftovers away, heed new research that suggests the choice could hit you right in your pocketbook.
It turns out that almost one-third of food in American households goes to waste, costing each household thousands of dollars a year, researchers report.
"Our findings are consistent with previous studies, which have shown that 30% to 40% of the total food supply in the United States goes uneaten -- and that means that resources used to produce the uneaten food, including land, energy, water and labor, are wasted as well," said study author Edward Jaenicke. He's a professor of agricultural economics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Jaenicke and his team analyzed data from 4,000 households that...