For years now America’s numbers on food waste have been, in a word, bad. So the results from the latest release of the food sustainability index that continue to show the United States lagging in most categories may not be surprising.
The 2016 Food Sustainability Index, a report from The Economic Intelligence Unit with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (and yes, it is a group associated with Barilla the pasta maker), ranks 25 different countries in categories based around nutrition, sustainable agriculture and food waste and loss. Overall, the US came in 11th. That might not seem too bad. It’s in the top half right? Well, as Leo Abruzzese, global director of public policy for The Economist Intelligence Unit, pointed out, 11th is actually “dead last” compared to “rich, Western economies, such as the France, Canada and Japan.” “I’m actually surprised the US did that well,” he added. “I would have expected it to do worse.” You see, this is why America hates foreigners.