The UN on Food Waste: Room for Improvement
The United Nations Environment Programme released a report about food waste last week, warning that half the world's food is wasted due to human inefficiency.
Putting that stark fact against the backdrop of climate change, increasing human population, decreasing biodiversity and lower crop yields results in a rather bleak picture. There are a few hopeful messages in there: using less grain for livestock could help, as does organic farming.
I guess "human inefficiency" means that, on the one hand, we are our own worst enemies, and on the other, that it is in our power to make changes to stop waste, individually and collectively.
Read the full Environmental News Service article here.
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