World hunger is on the rise; yet, an estimated 1/3 of all food goes to waste. Each year 931 million tonnes of food waste is generated from households, retail establishments and the food service industry.
Let’s reduce food waste, not only for the sake of the food but for the resources that go into it. In fact, if food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions
Wasted food isn’t just a social and humanitarian concern—it’s an environmental one. When we waste food, we also waste all the energy and water it takes to grow, harvest, transport, and package it. And if food goes to the landfill and rots, it produces methane—a greenhouse gas even more potent than carbon dioxide.
About 6%-8% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced if we stop wasting food.
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