The Cost of Wasted Food, and What you Can Do About It

The Cost of Wasted Food, and What you Can Do About It

Guest post by Michael Brown for Money Guru

Food waste is a global problem. The world is producing more food and making a greater profit than at any time before, yet so much of it is being wasted that the costs run into billions. In the UK and across the world, households are throwing away tonnes every year.

The financial cost is only one part of the problem. The effect on the environment and animals and humans is massive. 

Financial Experts Money Guru have created the following infographic,  which highlights some of the shocking data that is now available on food wastage, thanks to new research. It’s a stark reminder of the cost to our pockets, our population and our planet.

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Tackling Food Waste Starts in Your Kitchen

Tackling Food Waste Starts in Your Kitchen

guest post by Jodii Helmer via eReplacement Parts

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!

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