07 Dec '17, 10am

Dear global mayors: Solving food waste is money in the bank

An Open Letter to the World’s Mayors: Welcome to Chicago! As you gather this week at a major climate summit, I hope you will make the most of your time in one of the world’s best food cities. Try the popcorn, the Chicago dogs, the deep-dish pizza and the haute cuisine. While you’re savoring, it would be fitting for you to discuss how to fight climate change. That's because food — and the amount we let go to waste — presents a real opportunity for mayors. More than 1 billion tons of food (about a third of all that is produced) goes uneaten each year. Food that is lost or wasted is responsible for 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, if it were a country, food loss and waste would be the world’s third-largest emitter, right after China and the United States. Helping households, businesses and others get a handle on food waste doesn’t just make sense for the...

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