So, I was enjoying my recent bout of insomnia last night. I was scrolling through the movie channels hoping to find a great boring movie to convince myself that sleep is more important. I came across this, and ended up not sleeping until the next film... Wasted! The Story of Food Waste | SUPER LTD
I like food as much as the next person, and probably more than other people. I was always told to eat what I take cause 'children are starving in China' and all that. I blame China on why I am fat. That is a story for another time...
Some notes of interest that stuck in my head.
It takes 25 years for a head of lettuce to decompose in a landfill.
decomposing food in landfills generates methane (inconvenient truth?)
Approx 40% of our landfills are food waste
10 million tons of produce goes unharvested a year
for every 1 pound of shrimp caught, 6 pounds of other seafood gets tossed
we throw away $165 billion of food a year