Rep. Chellie Pingree Sponsors Food Waste Legislation

Sun Journal reports on Rep. Chellie Pingree's proposed legislation, HR 4184

Bill Text: HR 4184 - Food Recovery Act

Pingree’s bill, which she said she would introduce Monday afternoon, would help farms, retailers, restaurants and schools waste less food by providing new tax deductions for diverting food to food banks and using inedible food scraps, such as banana peels and eggshells, for compost. The bill also provides grant funding to help schools and public institutions make better connections with local farms, including using lower-priced “ugly” fruits and vegetables.
— Christopher Cousins, Bangor Daily News