Thursday, January 10, 2013

Depressing Stat Of The Day: Half Of The World's Food Is Thrown Away

From Britain's The Independent,
As much as half of all the food produced in the world - two billion tonnes worth - ends up being thrown away, a new report claims.
The waste is caused by poor infrastructure and storage facilities, over-strict sell-by dates, "get-one-free" offers, and consumer fussiness, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Each year countries around the world produce some four billion tonnes of food.
But between 30% and 50% of this total, amounting to 1.2 to two billion tonnes, never gets eaten, says the report Global Food; Waste Not, Want Not.
Larry might have to cast a wider net to catch all fo the Earth haters or to paraphrase a rather famous polical statement: we're all Earth haters now. That's not something we should wear as a badge of honor.

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