Peter Lehner

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Peter Lehner is the executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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This originally appeared Sept. 18 on Switchboard, the staff blog for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Forty percent of the food we produce in this country never gets eaten. That’s nearly half our food, wasted – not just on our plates, but in our refrigerators and pantries, in our grocery stores and on our farms. Much of it is perfectly good, edible food – worth $165 billion annually – and it gets tossed in…