Many people don’t know about food waste, which makes it hard to prevent the actual waste of food. People don't realize how big the problem is it. Therefore, I would like to describe a few facts about food waste and also explanation the consequences. Moreover, compare the global situation with initiatives already in use in Denmark.
We are over 7 billion people on this planet, of which 925 million are starving. Yet we annually waste 1,3 billion tons of food, so this is enough to feed 3 billion people1. So that’s mean then one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year get wasted.
Is it really not terrified? Americans alone waste enough food in a day to transform the Rose Bowl, a football stadium capable of seating 90,000 people, into a landfill.
Food waste accounts for about 4,4 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. If food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third highest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the United States.
25% of the world’s fresh water supply is used to grow food that is never eaten, and as we know, we also lack water. So, we not only waste food, but also water.
Unless we make an industry what we buy. We can make a list before we go to the supermarket or take a picture of the inside of our fridge, instead of buy more than we actually need.
We should not buy new before using what we already have. To avoid buying more food than we need, we can make frequent trips to grocery store every few days, instead of a bulk shopping once a week, and use alle the food we buy last time. I believe that reducing the quantity of purchased food could prevent or lessen food wastage.