Research in this area pertains to the drivers of and solutions to food waste on the consumer end. Post-purchase waste currently holds the largest potential for prevention of food loss. Solutions from standardized labeling to improved systems for donations can drastically reduce the waste that happens beyond the grocery store. Goals in this area include researching ways to minimize food waste by consumers and support policies that would increase food and information access.
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