Americans waste a lot of food. As much as 40 percent of the country’s food supply gets thrown out, according to federal data. That rotting food fills up landfills, and also releases methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Keeping it out of the trash has become a priority in Massachusetts. And for some local farmers, all that…
The scraps from your local Massachusetts Whole Foods get collected and sent to devices called digesters on local farms, where they’re converted into energy.