21 Crazy Facts About Food Waste In America
The world learned some devastating truths about itself this past week. Not only did we learn that 9 out of 10 of us throw away food long before it’s spoiled, we also found out that all that rotting food is the third largest contributor to climate change.
Essentially, food waste is killing us and the planet.
Unlike other countries, where millions of people (mostly children) go to bed hungry every night, Americans have access to so much food that we’d rather throw it away rather than figure out how to cook with it or preserve it. We’re so surrounded by food that we’ve become obese and diabetic. We’ve got so much food to choose from that we’d literally throw away edible food because it’s ugly.
Feeling nauseous yet? Wait till you find out what this food waste problem is costing us.
More shocking food waste statistics in the infographic below. Thankfully, the graphic also includes some easy ways you can stop the food waste insanity and treat food with the respect it deserves.