By Kathy Wu, Oracle Consulting communication manager, Sweden
Yesterday morning, I threw away a carrot because it looked so bad and that was the easiest way to get rid of it. I am sure I am not alone in wasting food like this. When was the last time you threw away food and why?
If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest one. Every year, we throw away 1.3 billion tons of edible food.
The hopeful news is that each one of us can help reduce food waste in our homes. According to research, most food waste happens at home—43% in the US and 53% in the EU, for example. A few of the reasons we waste food include misshapen fruits and vegetables, poor planning, storing food incorrectly, and past best-before-dates.
Here are my tips for what you can do to reduce food waste.
Food waste extends beyond just the food. It also results in wasted energy and wasted resources such as the water and land used to produce the food.
To learn more about this important topic and what you can do to reduce your food waste, I encourage you to visit the Too Good To Go website.
The group’s mission is to reduce food waste, and its employees call themselves food waste warriors.
I invite you to become a food waste warrior and save our food and our planet.
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