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Food Wastage

by Sukriti Pandit | 22-08-2019 18:56 recommendations 0 recommendations

Food waste has become a dangerous habit;buying more than we need, letting fruits and vegetables spoil at home or ordering more than we can eat at restaurants. Each year, about 1/3 of the food produced globally is loss or wasted. In developing countries, a large part of food(40%) is lost at the harvest or processing stage. This is called food loss. 
In developed countries, this same percentage (40%) is lost at the consumer or retail stage, throwing away food that is brought at stores or food that is not eaten at home, restaurants or cafeterias. This is called food waste.
More people are reported to die from hunger every day than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Nearly one third of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted due to one reason or other. Food waste that ends up in landfills produces a large amount of methane, carbon dioxide and chlorofluro carbon absorb infrared radiation and heat up the Earth's atmosphere, causing global warming and climate change is a serious issue. Wasting 1.3 billion tons of food causes huge economic losses and a lot of needless hunger, but there are climate environmental issues deeply connected to a food waste, according to a report from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. 
We have formed habits that hurt our world and put extra strain on our natural resource. But habits can change and needs to be changed. To stop food wastage changes should be made from every stage. We all have a part to play in saving food. An individual should work this eradicate the problem. There are simple and effective ways that everyone can perform to reduce food waste:
1) Shop efficiently: Don't overbuy the food in market.
2) Be smart about food storage: Food can be contaminated if not stored properly and will be wasted.
3) Don't be picky and utilize everything.
4) Date your food: Start putting labels with dates of storage on them so that you won't have to throw it away just because you're not sure if it is edible or not.
5) Don't throw your food away if it is not expired yet.
6) Composting of the wasted food.
Food wastage is a serious problem and if changing a simple habit can reduce it to some extent then why not change it. 
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Food wastage

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4 Comments

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Sukriti,
    The food we are wasting is something the people wish for.To grow a grain it takes 06 months but we are wasting in a time.Lets conserve food and not waste it.
    Keep writing and shining.
    Posted 16-09-2019 01:29

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello sukriti
    Great report on food waste.
    The food that you waste may be the something that some people are starving for in some places.

    Thank you so much for this report

    Yours
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 28-08-2019 10:36

Patrick  Obumselu

  • Patrick Obumselu says :
    Don??t serve food that you are not sure you will be able to finish
    Posted 22-08-2019 23:26

Shreya Aryal

  • Shreya Aryal says :
    Hello Sukriti,
    Definately,food waste has been the major issue in many countries.The food grown with a precise hardwork are wasted in few moments.These points are so effective .Thank you for this report.
    Green Cheers!
    Shreya
    Posted 22-08-2019 21:03

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