US Farm Bill to increase food waste recycling
The Agriculture Improvement of Act of 2018 has officially been passed out of Congress by a vote of 368-47 in the House and 87-13 in the Senate.
In addition to some of the high-profile features listed below, the final text also includes multiple provisions to reduce food waste at the farm level and expand donation liability protections. The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic has a full breakdown of the food waste implications and is helping to track the broader bill’s progress at the Farm Bill Law Enterprise website. Pending President Trump’s signature, which is expected as soon as next week, the bill would mark a significant increase in funding, research and policy attention around food waste at the national level.