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Food Waste

tmemmelaar
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 21:45:04 GMT

Here is another alarming article about are food waste that is also becoming a major factor in contributing to greenhouse gas. It is a major environmental problem that is playing a factor in climate change. According to the article, about 3.3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas annually. There is a bunch of information regarding this issue in the article. Does anyone have any ideas as to how we can lessen or even prevent food waste becoming an environmental game changer? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/26/us/food-waste-is-becoming-serious-economic-and-environmental-issue-report-says.html

wtruslow
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:55:37 GMT

I saw a documentary about this last year at FLEFF. I can't remember what it was called but it followed this Canadian couple who decided to live off of scavenged food for a month. The Ridiculous thing was how easy it was. They went behind some walmart-esque superstore and found a whole dumpster filled with perfectly good hummus. Apparently a lot of stores have strange policies where they'll throw out food that is within two weeks of its expiration date. In short, food stores are wasteful as hell.