Guest post by Jodi Helmer via eReplacementParts.com
Today’s guest blog post tackles the subject of food waste, which is a major problem around the world. It is an issue that many people don’t think about, or associate primarily with farms, which experiences a loss of about 30% of their produce annually, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. In the US and Europe, much of this waste happens because the food on farms is considered “unfit” for consumer markets.
Did you know, however, that much more food waste occurs in individual homes? This means that each person has the ability to address this major environmental problem by making a few changes in how they handle the food they buy and eat. Click here to read the full article and find out more; there’s also a helpful infographic in the article, and included on this page, that also breaks down what you need to know!
Jodi Helmer is from North Carolina, and writes about all things food, green living, travel, health, and farming. Her writing has been featured in National Geographic Traveler, CNNMoney, and Hemispheres, to name a few.
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