Animal agriculture has grown to become one of the most damaging industries on our planet. The paradox is that in Europe and USA an average family waists 25% of the food that buys every year, that means that every 4 shopping trolley we buy we give one to the bin. This is not only our money that we are throwing away but the water, the energies and the work behind the farmers and producers are wasted also meanwhile one person dies of hunger every ten seconds in the world, mostly children and 807 million people go to bed hungry each night. The water wastage alone would be the equivalent of the entire annual flow of the Volga according to an UN report. The energy that goes into the production, harvesting, transporting, and packaging of that wasted food, meanwhile, generates more than 3.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide
Instead of respecting and preciously using the resources of our planet we are the only intelligent specie of wasters, the statistic tell us that Americans throw away approximately $163 BILLION a year of edible food , that in terms of quantity is 35 MILLION tons of food wasted.
In the UK £13 BILLION worth of food is thrown away each year despite concerted efforts to reduce food waste through the entire supply chain and 4.4m tonnes was deemed to be “avoidable” waste that was edible at some point before it was put in the bin.
Food wastage comes in two forms. About one-third occurs at the consumer level, where we buy too much and throw it away. Approximately two-thirds happens at the production and distribution level, and yet a third of what we produce never reaches the table.We tend to take our food for granted in the developed world. Since food is so plentiful, we aren’t aware of the tremendous amount that’s wasted and the impact that has on world hunger, political stability, the environment, and climate change.
Food could hardly be a more important industry to humanity and we can all take small steps that will accumulate to make a meaningful difference like saving and actually eat the leftovers, store food in the right places, keep track of what you throw away, shop smart and realistically, when cooking try to don’t over-serve food ecc. Let’s bring meals home what we don’t finish in restaurants. Small changes will yield big results.
HELP THE PLANET, HELP US, WASTE LESS