Weekend reads: Food waste is getting deserved attention
- CNN’s infographic visualizes Food Waste: From farm to fork to landfill. There are several startling statistics in the infographic , including this: About a quarter of the water we use on the planet goes to produce food that never gets eaten.
- In the UK, two-fifths of fruits and vegetables are wasted because they’re ugly. The Guardian reports that this edible food doesn’t meet retail standards on size or shape or has blemishes. I’m going to guess we have similar statistics in the U.S.
- Time has more discussion on the “use-by” date dilemma and urges consumers to not be so quick to toss expired food.
- Finally, if you want some in-depth discussion of food waste, take some time view the video from yesterday’s Food Tank’s Food Waste Free NYC event.
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