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Posted April 19. 2018 5:23PM

UNH: Americans waste about a quarter of food bought

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A garbage truck unloads its contents at the Hooksett Transfer Station. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

“Our data suggest that the average person in the United States wastes about a pound of food per day,” said the University of Vermont's Meredith Niles, one of the study's authors along with researchers at the Department of Agriculture and the University of New Hampshire.