Food Waste in the Face of Hunger
Americans waste an astonishing 27% of our available food, contributing to the global food crisis, global warming from methane emissions, and profligate energy use. According to the US Dept. of Agriculture, saving just 5% of the wasted food could feed 4 million people per day! Unfortunately, literally millions of tons of taxpayer-subsidized school lunches are sent to the landfill.
Read two articles about food waste and discover what you can do that will reduce pollution and save money and energy:
Read the Toronto Star article: "Conspicuous Disposal -- How We Waste Food"
Read the New York Times article, "One Country's Table Scraps, Another Country's Meal"