YEL 093: How do you minimize food waste

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  • February 3, 2020
How do you minimize food waste

What are your tips on minimizing Food waste! I can’t believe how much food we waste!I list 3 suggestions on how to minimize it. I would love yours! Comment below!Thank you OzHarvest for this information and for what you do!1. Make your own compost! Get chooks! (Ikaria) …2. Serve smaller meals! When it says “feeds 8” make a half portion … especially if you don’t do leftovers!3. Less is more! Make less and leave 80% full rather than 120% bloated. The stats!The world:· There is enough food produced in the world to feed everyone. [1]· One third of all food produced is lost or wasted –around 1.3 billion tonnes of food –costing the global economy close to $940 billion each year.[2]· One in nine people do not have enough food to eat, that’s 793 million people who are undernourished.[3]· If one quarter of the food currently lost or wasted could be saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people.[4]· Almost half of all fruit and vegetables produced are wasted (that’s 3.7 trillion apples). [5]· 8% of greenhouse gases heating the planet are caused by food waste.[6]· If food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after USA and China.[7]· Eliminating global food waste would save 4.4 million tonnes of C02 a year, the equivalent of taking one in four cars off the road. [8]· Throwing away one burger wastes the same amount of water as a 90-minute shower.In Australia:· The Government estimates food waste costs the Australian economy $20 billion each year. [9]· Over 5 million tonnes of food ends up as landfill, enough to fill 9,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.[10]· One in five shopping bags end up in the bin = $3,800 worth of groceries per household each year.[11]· 35% of the average household bin is food waste. [12]· Nearly four million people experience food insecurity each year, one quarter are children.[14]· Over 710,000 people rely on food relief each month, one quarter are children.[14]Regional and remote communities are being hit the hardest and are a third more likely to experience food insecurity than those living in capital citiesSource: Oz Harvest, Food Waste FactsResources mentioned -Create Your Exceptional LIfe – Byron Bay – May 16-17 – Spend two days creating the life you were born to live – www.marcuspearce.com.au/byronbay100 Not Out Longevity Experience – Sardinia August 19-28, Ikaria August 30-September 8 – www.100notout.comYour Exceptional Life podcast

Posted by Marcus Pearce on Sunday, 2 February 2020

What are your tips on minimizing Food waste! I can’t believe how much food we waste!

I list 3 suggestions on how to minimize it. I would love yours! Comment below!

Thank you OzHarvest for this information and for what you do!

1. Make your own compost! Get chooks! (Ikaria) …

2. Serve smaller meals! When it says “feeds 8” make a half portion … especially if you don’t do leftovers!

3. Less is more! Make less and leave 80% full rather than 120% bloated.

The stats!

The world:
· There is enough food produced in the world to feed everyone. [1] · One-third of all food produced is lost or wasted –around 1.3 billion tonnes of food –costing the global economy close to $940 billion each year.[2] · One in nine people do not have enough food to eat, that’s 793 million people who are undernourished.[3] · If one-quarter of the food currently lost or wasted could be saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people.[4] · Almost half of all fruit and vegetables produced are wasted (that’s 3.7 trillion apples). [5] · 8% of greenhouse gases heating the planet are caused by food waste.[6] · If food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after USA and China.[7] · Eliminating global food waste would save 4.4 million tonnes of C02 a year, the equivalent of taking one in four cars off the road. [8] · Throwing away one burger wastes the same amount of water as a 90-minute shower.
In Australia:
· The Government estimates food waste costs the Australian economy $20 billion each year. [9] · Over 5 million tonnes of food ends up as landfill, enough to fill 9,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.[10] · One in five shopping bags end up in the bin = $3,800 worth of groceries per household each year.[11] · 35% of the average household bin is food waste. [12] · Nearly four million people experience food insecurity each year, one quarter are children.[14] · Over 710,000 people rely on food relief each month, one quarter are children.[14] Regional and remote communities are being hit the hardest and are a third more likely to experience food insecurity than those living in capital cities
Source: Oz Harvest, Food Waste Facts

Resources mentioned –

Create Your Exceptional LIfe – Byron Bay – May 16-17 – Spend two days creating the life you were born to live – www.marcuspearce.com.au/byronbay

100 Not Out Longevity Experience – Sardinia August 19-28, Ikaria August 30-September 8 – www.100notout.com

Your Exceptional Life podcast

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