Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping create food security and protect the planet. Waste not, want not.
A favorite of many, Sheril Kirshenbaum is featured on this week’s show. Sheril is the ED of Science Debate as well as the host of ‘Serving up Science’ on PBSDS. Sheril has a refreshing approach to science and reality with a thought-provoking view on food waste and climate change.
If we could just waste less of the food we produce – it would take us a long way to making things better.
Did you know –> 1/3 of everything that’s produced for human consumption around the world gets WASTED! If food waste were its our own country – it would rank #3 in greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste takes up over 1/4 (28%) of our agricultural land and costs the U.S. over $218 billion. Imagine what we could do with that $?!
In 2020, we produce enough food to feed everyone, but it doesn’t reach everyone due to distributional shortcomings as well as economic and social inequality.
Buy what you need and eat what you buy. SIMPLE.