28 Sep '11, 2pm

The Anatomy of Food Waste

The Anatomy of Food Waste

Apportioning the food waste burden between consumers and businesses is a difficult task because of limited data and uncertainties. Based on a review of food waste research and food expenditure data, it is likely that pre-consumer food waste represents a tangible opportunity for restaurants, retailers and institutions to save over $30 billion annually and cut national food-related emissions by over 2 percent – about 20 million metric tonnes of CO2e. This could be as big an opportunity on both the financial and environmental fronts as any other initiative currently on the table for the food industry.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/09/28/the-anatomy...

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