Wasting food mean that we are wasting valuable resources such as water and farmland. The waste food is one of the most concern issues in the world. The worst fact of food waste, there are roughly 40% waste food in America of the estimated 125 to 160 million people of the 7.6 billion people in the world were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2016 and almost of hungry people are living in developing countries.
Food is lost or wasted for a variety of reasons; bad weather, processing problems, overproduction, and unstable markets cause food loss long before it arrives in any grocery stores, while overbuying, poor planning and confusion staggering price tag, costing this country approximately $218 billion per year.
What is food waste?
There are two main kinds of wasted food: food loss and food waste. Food loss is the bigger category, and incorporates any edible food that goes uneaten at any stage. In addition to food that’s uneaten in homes and stores, this includes crops left in the field, food that spoils in transportation, and all other food that doesn’t make it to a store.
Food waste is a specific piece of food loss, which the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS), defines as food discarded by retailers due to colour or appearance and plate waste by consumers.” Food waste includes the half-eaten meal left on the plate at a restaurant, food scraps from preparing a meal at home and the sour milk a family pours down the drain.
How to not food waste?
- Buy only what you need and will use. Buying in bulk only saves money if you are able to use the food before it spoils.
- Try planning meals and shopping in advance, and other tips for creating a zero-waste kitchen.
- Be graceful for your food. Not many people can consume nutritious foods.