When we discuss food waste we tend to focus on the hows, so I thought you guys would dig this infographic that gets into why reducing food waste is so important. Sure, wasting food is also wasting money, but food waste is also part of a bigger, global food picture.
Food waste here in the U.S. has increased by almost 50% per capita since 1974. According to the NIH: Food waste contributes to excess consumption of freshwater and fossil fuels [ … ]
Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet emphasizes reducing food waste as a means to meet the needs of a growing human population, alleviate hunger, and conserve resources.
We waste close to half the food reduce, and it’s not good for the planet or our pocketbooks.