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:
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.