The Challenge of Food Waste

We are what we eat. But what about what we don’t eat?

Food waste has long been a serious issue, both an economic challenge as well as an environmental one, impacting water, soil, and energy consumption. A recent study takes it a step further. Food Surplus and Its Climate Burdens, published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal, outlines the connections between food waste and climate change. In a nutshell, avoiding food loss and waste may counteract the increasing food demand and help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the globe.

Consider the following:

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How can the food supply chain be made smarter and more efficient, and how can we as consumers be convinced to reduce food waste?  Food for thought on this Wednesday.

Ann Staudt