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Why Waste Food?

Why Waste Food?

Around one-third of food ends up as waste. Imagine how much food that is considering your weekly groceries.

The bigger concern is - aside from wasting resources - wasting food contributes to climate change. It adds to greenhouse emissions on top of the emissions food production, especially meat, already contributes.

A large percentage of food waste is from households. Tonnes of food from our homes go to waste every year. Tonnes of food equates to millions of dollars.

Awareness is a key to start doing changes and minimize food waste. It is a habit. And habits can be unlearned with the right mindset and intentions.

First, we need to address overbuying and over consumption. Buy enough veggies and fruits that you know would not spoil until your next grocery run. If buying food outside and portions are big, set aside what you can't eat. Share it with others or this could be next meal too.

Second, consider that many people don't have enough food to eat. Sure it doesn't mean that if we don't throw our food just because we're already full it will feed a hungry child. But just the consideration that we don't waste natural resources has a significant impact when it's collectively practiced.

Third, wasted food is wasted money. If we're concerned about where we spend money, why can't we be more concerned about where money ends up when we actually throw away excessive food. For one, food wastage contributes to climate change while climate change contributes to rising food prices. It's a cycle we can stop at our own homes, by being better with how we manage our food consumption.

Every bit of conscious effort saves our planet.

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