Developed countries waste from one third to half of all the food produced. That is not only unsustainable and an insult to the farmer who produced the food in the first place but ultimately will bring the world as we know it to its knees. The next war will be hungry people fighting over scarce resources in an over populated world.
What can I do about that you may ask? Your efforts might not seem to amount to much on a global level but you are in a position to cut back on wastage in your own home. We have found that slashing the grocery budget is a great way to cut back on household waste. When a great quantity of unlimited food is not taken for granted in your home, then the amount of food scraps chucked out rapidly diminishes. The other upside is all the money you can potentially save. Think about it…. if you spend $150 a week on groceries and half is wasted… surely then you could eat just as well on $75 a week if you were more careful with portion size, variety of food offered and reusing leftovers???
This is a very simple concept – just do it.