Today is World Environment Day 2013, and this year's theme is Eat.Think.Save, emphasizing reducing food waste and food loss. Every year 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted or lost, which seems crazy in light of the fact that more than 20,000 children die every day from hunger-related causes.
This gives me a lot of personal anxiety. I try to avoid wasting food, but it certainly happens (especially with a 4-year-old at home). After watching the video below, connecting my own family's food waste to the health of the environment, I feel a strong need to get a better handle on it. Watch the video below, and share your reactions to it in the comments section.
Food waste is a frequent topic on the Heifer Blog. Read these previous posts:
- Avoiding Food Waste
- Heifer Uganda Participants Work to Curb Food Waste
- Stop Wasting Your Produce
- Waste Not, Want Not: Stop Wasting Food
- Heifer Ranch Weighs Its Food Waste: You Should, Too
- One Girl's Food Waste is Another Girl's Muffin
- Keep Track of Your Own Food Waste at Your House
- Love Your Leftovers
Have you taken any measures lately to cut down on your home's food waste? Share what works in the comments.