Allison Aubrey Global Plan To Streamline 'Use By' Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste By Allison Aubrey • Sep 20, 2017 An estimated 133 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S. each year, enough to fill Chicago's Willis Tower 44 times. Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted annually. As Beekeepers Lose More Hives, Time For New Rules On Pesticides? By Allison Aubrey • Nov 25, 2015 America's beekeepers are having a rough time. They lost an estimated 42 percent of their hives last year.