The Insider’s Guide to Food Waste

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Up to one third of all food is spoiled or squandered before it is consumed by people.  Today, the western world discards nearly half the food it produces. In Canada alone, food waste is pegged at $31 billion, according to a recent study from Value Chain Management International(VCMI).  Most food waste won’t happen if people take the time to plan better and sharpen food storage skills.  

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Chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain new documentary 

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” explores both the problem of food waste in the United States and possible solutions from around the globe. The documentary features renowned chefs and food leaders, including

 Dan BarberMario Batali, Massimo BotturaDanny Bowien.  

According to the documentary and Statistics from the U.N. Food And Agriculture Organisation (FAO), approximately one-third of the food produced around the world for human consumption is never eaten. This amounts to 1.3 billion tons of food waste per year. According to the FAO, recovering just one-quarter of this waste would be enough to feed the 870 million hungry people in the world.  In the U.S., families waste, The documentary also examines policy approaches from countries such as France, Italy, and South Korea, that aim to curb food waste. Under a new French law, for example, Supermarkets Are Penalized if they throw away or destroy unsold food, instead of donating it to charities and food banks.  

Wasted food also generates climate change pollution equivalent to 37 million cars per year.” While “WASTED !” exposes the extent of the global food waste problem, it also features innovations and solutions that are using more food, feeding more people, reducing environmental damage, stimulating technology and business, and ultimately improving the health and well-being of citizens worldwide.

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