A just-launched strategic alliance of major food industry leaders is joining forces to repurpose food waste with the goal of better protecting our planet.

Yesterday, Vanguard Renewables — a renewable energy company — announced that Starbucks, Unilever and Dairy Farmers of America will join them in attempting to achieve aggressive decarbonization and climate targets.

This brand new Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA) aims to significantly decrease food waste and repurpose what can’t be eliminated into renewable energy. 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), about 30-40 percent of the food supply ends up being discarded.

While eliminating food waste in the first place should be a top priority, according to the FPSA, another problem nationwide is that unavoidable food waste is usually sent to landfills or

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