An epidemic of food waste – when so many go hungry

A definitive study has been released in Canada that more accurately quantifies the amount of food wasted each year in terms of both avoidable waste and unavoidable waste. In total, almost 58% of Canadian food production is wasted. Of that, 32% is considered avoidable waste which means just shy of $50 billion of ‘usable groceries’ is wasted each year.

The original technical report and road map is from Second Harvest who (according to their website), is “Canada’s largest food rescue charity with a dual mission of environmental protection and hunger relief. We recover nutritious, unsold food before it becomes waste and distribute to a broad network of 373 social service organizations.”

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An epidemic of food waste – when so many go hungry
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