Dealing With Food Waste in Creative Ways
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FEATURING EMIL LOLBY – The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has revealed a stunning fact – that world-wide, about 30 to 40% of food is lost or wasted. Wealthy nations are especially guilty, losing about 220 milion tons of food a year. That happens in the form of personal consumption when we buy too much food and it goes bad before we can use it. It also happens when grocery stores reject produce that is not perfectly symmetrical or unblemished. And, it happens when restaurants don’t use up all the food they buy and throw away large amounts each day when they close.
Not only is it unconscionable for us as a society to allow so much waste when there is so much hunger, but it is also a matter of exacerbating climate change when we mass produce huge amounts of food and then let it rot. There have been many creative responses to food waste – today we’ll tackle one.
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Emil Lolby, CEO, Co-Founder of Buffet-Go.