Food waste is a human injustice when discarded foods could have fed a family in need. Food waste is also a serious environmental concern; as the single largest component of landfills, wasted food emits a potent greenhouse gas (methane) into the atmosphere. Methane emissions play a significant role in climate change.
WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT FOOD WASTE
Policy-makers have started to identity new strategies aimed at decreasing food waste, but there are still many stigmas to overcome and changes to make.
At an individual level, we can participate in food waste reduction by committing to the following:
PURCHASING AND PREPARING FOODS IN SMALLER PORTION SIZES
GROWING YOUR OWN GARDEN
WHAT IS FOOD JUSTICE?
In the meantime, check out Food Justice: What is it? Where has it been? Where is it going? by Cassidy Hayes and Elena Carbone for an introduction.