Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Waste of Food Waste

 Almost 1.4 billion hectares of land – close to 30% of the world’s agricultural land – is dedicated to producing food that is never eaten. 

 The carbon footprint of food wastage makes it the third emitter of CO2 after the US and China, according to the FAO.

In the UK, also, about a third of all food is thrown away – half of it in people’s homes. 

 It isn’t just the leftovers on our plate to consider but the many resources that go into producing our food, like water and land.

Millions sign up to anti-food-waste apps to share their unused produce | Food waste | The Guardian

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