THE LOGICS OF FOOD RESCUE
FOOD WASTE AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada – amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes – is lost and wasted annually.
Of that, 32 percent – equalling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost food – is avoidable and is edible food that could be redirected to support people in our communities.
The total financial value of this potentially rescuable lost and wasted food is a staggering $49.46 billion
Also, 20% of food waste at homes is believed to be a result of the confusion of consumers by the dates printed on food packages (Commissioner, O., 2019). How many of us fell into the mistake of throwing food out just because we saw the date expired on the food we were planning to eat?
Food is the largest category of waste in landfills, where it generates methane that contributes to global warming, and part of the reasons consumers and supermarkets waste food is a result of date label confusion. Here is an important article on "Best Before Dates" you see on food labels - READ MORE
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