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By The Numbers: Food Waste

By Mac Malikowski | April 11, 2013


Like many people who love food, I am guilty of trying to eat a new dish, with new ingredients with a new composition for every meal. I’m just too excited about food to appreciate leftovers. I want to experience it all, in it’s endless permutations. But really, if I live to be 75, I still have about 18,250 lunches left in my life (just lunches!) to try new things and revisit my favorites. Read More


Wasting Food While 1 Billion Go Hungry

By admin | January 27, 2012

Photo: jbloom

Photo: jbloom

Last weekend, farm ministers and policy makers gathered in Berlin as the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization explained that consumers in higher developed countries waste close to 220 million metric tons of food each year. These statistics have come to light while other numbers also show that almost 1 billion people in developing countries are starving. Just the amount of disposed food waste equal to the entire food output of sub-Saharan Africa alone.

According to the FAO’s director general Jose Graziano da Silva, one third of food produced in the entire world is lost or wasted, equaling up to 1.3 billion metric tons. He also adds that despite producing enough food in the world, we still have 1 billion people undernourished. Read More


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