1 Billion Hungry, 40% of Food Wasted: What to Do?

The UK's Guardian sheds light on yet another eye-opening study about the world's food system. America wastes 40% of the food that it produces (food waste has doubled in the last ten years), yet a billion people worldwide are hungry. So how did this happen and what can we do?

If we spend more on food we might not throw it away:

Your carrot isn't straight enough, so it gets thrown away?:

There's a new book coming out called American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of its Food (and What We Can Do About it), which has a five-step plan to reducing post-consumer waste. What you can do in the meantime is "Plan your meals; make a detailed shopping list and stick to it; serve reasonable portions; save your leftovers and eat those leftovers."

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