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Food Waste (HUNGRY BEAST)

Enormous food waste facts based on figures originating from Australia but applicable to the rest of the world. Shocking.

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Food Waste (HUNGRY BEAST). Enormous food waste facts based on figures originating from Australia but applicable to the rest of the world. Shocking.
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Hits: 14088 | Favorites: 6 | Emailed: 3 | Rating: 2.7 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 04/15/2011
 
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PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1337 Posts
Monday, April 18, 2011 8:49:53 AM
they forgot hotels and restaurants, more waste there.
@phoneybone: maybe the stats are not accurate but believe me there's a lot of waste in the "developed" world, a bit like in your comment.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2833 Posts
Saturday, April 16, 2011 6:24:37 AM
Within two minute's walk of both my home and my office are two supermarkets, three "mini" supermarkets, and a market selling fruit and veg.

So my shopping trips are often and small, rather than infrequent and large.

All my fruit and veg comes from that market, not from the supermarkets, so hopefully I`m not supporting the waste there.

Maybe that`s part of the reason why the most I ever seem to throw away is a little bit of milk that I`ve left too long; I`m always able to buy only what I need and I don`t have to store it for weeks on end.

I`m also vegetarian, so the meat inefficiency isn`t applicable to me.

So my question is...

...if my waste is pretty low, who`s out there wasting even more to balance the average to 1/4 wasted?

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Saturday, April 16, 2011 5:58:34 AM
Again with the water wasting... the water isn't "used up". All of it returns to the environment. Yes, every last drop. It`s all a matter of having it at the right place, which can be solved by technology.

But the video does make a good point. The food itself could be used be wasted less. I don`t buy what I don`t intend to eat. That`s just bad planning.

We could talk about food packaging, but that`s not the fault of ordinary people...

Kikato
Male, 18-29, Australia
 10 Posts
Saturday, April 16, 2011 3:44:58 AM
500L of water for 1K Potatoes?
You could grow so many potatoes with <20L of watter at home. Considering the usual shortage of water for farmers, i'm pretty sure htey`re not wasting so much water.
and surely farmers would recycle their water to a degree, is it 500L of water, or 50L water cycled 10 times.
which brings the rest of it (which I had believed) to into question.
really, I buy food that I expect to eat, but sometimes it goes off (and then gets thrown out a few months later).
of course supermarkets wont take fruit they can`t sell.
and given the choice, which I have, I`ll eat the food without bruises.
as for food hitting the ground, that`s were most of the bugs are, if bugs crawl into a banana that his the ground, then is transported with the rest of the banana`s, the bugs will multiply and either ruin the rest of the fruit, or the bugs will be torn asunder as a wasteful eater bites righ through them.
This video has not real facts or sources, an

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5594 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 11:46:01 PM
All that waste is just greed- we can do it- so we will do it. Perhaps we could stop treating animals as a resource for our convenience and treat them well- put up the price of meat to reflect this, then waste much less of it? Just an idea.

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