Waste Not Want Not

One of the things I find most frustrating when people talk about food issues is the common (and frequently repeated) misconception that we have a food shortage here on our home planet. I assure you this is not the case. We have an abundance of food. There is plenty to go around, the problem is thatĀ it’s not going around. While this is a multi layered problem, one of the reasons that people who need the food aren’t getting the food is because much of it is instead ending up in the trash. Let me say that again for effect: INSTEAD OF GETTING FOOD TO PEOPLE WHO NEED IT, IT’S GOING IN TO THE TRASH.

I stumbled on this article on MSNBC today and thought it did a pretty good job of explaining food waste so I wanted to share it. Click the link below to read:

Experts: 30 to 50 percent of world’s food thrown away