Did you know that around 40% of the food we produce gets thrown out? A whopping 40% ! How did that come to be? I know we’re considered to be the ‘throw-away’ society – if it breaks, tears, or tarnishes just buy a new ‘one’ – but food? This really surprised me, with the cost of food rising and with the economy what it is, more and more people are not able to buy even the simplest, healthiest foods.
Jonathan Bloom, a journalist, had an epiphany while volunteering at the DC Central Kitchen 3 years ago. The result was his blog Wasted Food and his upcoming book on the subject. From the farm to your kitchen, Mr. Bloom discusses what he has uncovered from his research of food waste throughout the industrial nations.
Did you have any idea it was this bad? What do you think you could do different? I would love to hear your ideas.
See also: An Abundance of Food, Wasted