Sure, our mothers raised us to not waste food. But 40 percent of the food in the U.S. doesn't get eaten, and lots of it — wilted lettuce, moldy leftovers, chicken we didn't have time to cook — gets tossed in the trash.
Just after lunchtime Wednesday, Jeffrey Jordan of Wheat Ridge was running late to get back to work. He hoped to make a quick trip to the state Division of Motor Vehicles office in Lakewood. No such luck. The wait took an hour in the crowded, busy office.