Good Question: “Why Are We Wasting So Much Food?”!!


~~October 13, 2015~~


As I was growing up, I remember my parents telling me to eat everything off my plate.

There was no food to be wasted.

Other statements where: eat it all, there are people all over the world that don’t have enough to eat.

I’m sure many have heard those words.

We are also “informed” about how many people endure hunger worldwide.

We wonder why that happens when we are in the “land of plenty”.

Take a look …. and open your eyes.



Food waste or food loss is food that is discarded or lost uneaten. The causes of food waste or loss are numerous, and occur at the stages of production, processing, retailing and consumption.

As of 2013, half of all food is wasted worldwide, according to the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


Food waste – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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Today, America is considered to be one of the most wasteful countries in the world, especially when it comes down to food. We, as Americans, spend close to $200 billion a year just on waste and obesity alone. Most American households dump anywhere between 20-25% of the food they buy each year.

This adds to an alarming $43 billion a year that is, metaphorically speaking, just going down the drain!

Not only do households waste a lot of food, but grocery stores and restaurants do as well! It has been estimated that grocery stores and restaurants throw out over 35 million tons of food each year at an annual cost of $30 billion! And what’s really sad is almost 12% of the food waste that are in our landfills (see image below) come from unharvested crops that were never picked due to there not being a high demand for the crop at the time.

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Why Are We Wasting So Much Food?

Published on Oct 13, 2015

Award-winning author Tristram Stuart argues that food waste is a global scandal.


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3 thoughts on “Good Question: “Why Are We Wasting So Much Food?”!!

  1. So true. My siblings and I have been trained not to waste food, get food that we think we can eat and not leave anything on our plates…. even the water left in our drinking glass is thrown into potted plants, not in the sink. Over – ripe bananas are used to make banana bread, left-over meat is added to omelette, we parboil green vegies to prevent spoilage, and so on….. My family came from a Third World country, so , everything to us was precious.

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  2. Reblogged this on 1EarthUnited and commented:
    Sadly the western model of food distribution is woefully wasteful by design. Supermarkets and restaurants throw out 40% of good nutritious food b/c it’s too “expensive” to donate to food banks and shelters. Supermarkets even lock up the dumpsters so hungry “dumpster divers” can’t rummage. There’s plenty of food, but our wasteful consumerism model is sadly inadequate.


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