Sadly the western model of food distribution is woefully wasteful by design. Supermarkets and restaurants throw out 40% of good nutritious food b/c it’s too “expensive” to donate to food banks and shelters. Supermarkets even lock up the dumpsters so hungry “dumpster divers” can’t rummage. There’s plenty of food, but our wasteful consumerism model is sadly inadequate.
~~October 13, 2015~~
A WORLD OF WASTE
As I was growing up, I remember my parents telling me to eat everything off my plate.
There was no food to be wasted.
Other statements where: eat it all, there are people all over the world that don’t have enough to eat.
I’m sure many have heard those words.
We are also “informed” about how many people endure hunger worldwide.
We wonder why that happens when we are in the “land of plenty”.
Take a look …. and open your eyes.
Food waste or food loss is food that is discarded or lost uneaten. The causes of food waste or loss are numerous, and occur at the stages of production, processing, retailing and consumption.
As of 2013, half of all food is wasted worldwide, according to the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Food waste – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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