A country like America has twice as much food on its shop shelves and in its restaurants than is actually required to feed the American people.

Tristram Stuart

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Source: "The Global Food Waste Scandal." TEDSalon London Spring 2012. May 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from author and activist Tristram Stuart's 2012 TED Talk about the global problem of food waste. The quote means that Western countries such as America have twice as much food as the country's residents need. Thus, there is a significant surplus of food that is wasted worldwide. Watch the full TED Talk here: Tristram Stuart - The Global Food Waste Scandal