29 Sep '13, 12pm

Global food waste explained (with five tomatoes)

Global food waste explained (with five tomatoes) By Lindsay Wilson Cross-posted from Shrink That Footprint Each year, the world produces about 1,471 pounds (670 kilograms) of edible food for every person on the planet. We only eat about half of that. What happens to the rest? This video breaks it down — and gives you a few suggestions for what you can do to fix the problem. [Numbers from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization . More on my methodology here . The food waste groups mentioned are FoodTank ; Tristram Stuart ; ThinkEatSave .] Related: Wasted food is a huge climate problem The solution to America’s food waste problem: Feed people This restaurant will help solve food waste by serving expired ingredients Linday Wilson founded Shrink That Footprint in November 2012, after many years of calculating, studying, and working with carbon footprints. Find this article ...

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