Effects Of Food Waste

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“Food waste is an atrocity that is reducible, if not completely avoidable.” -Stephen Hough a famous composer once said. Food is a precious item many people do not have access to. Yes, you may have a surplus amount of food, but one should think about how much of that food do you waste. That food could go to the poor, unassuming and haggard people in society. Food can be bought and wasted because of the ample amounts bought. Although, one may not give to the poor people of the world, food can be gone to compost, or can be used to make new food. Many belittle the fact that food waste is harmful to society. The first article, “U.S. throws away half of all food produce” By Suzanne Goldenberg explains how Fresh produce is often wasted in fields,warehouses,supermarkets,restaurants,and…show more content…
The author writes “Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of their focus on perfect produce. The waste deepens hunger and poverty and takes a toll on the environment.” We humans spend a lot of time shopping for food and waiting in lines to buy food you don’t even use. Even though, one may have to take menial jobs in order to help stop food waste, it can make a big impact worldwide. Sometimes, food is either perfect, or it gets rejected and gets thrown away. Society does not want slightly damaged or ugly looking foods. They want perfect, untouched food. People do not care about wasting anything. Although there is no way to abolish the wastage of food, us plebeians can make a difference is preventing food wastage. Produce as well as other foods is also lost in fields, warehouses, packaging, supermarkets, restaurants and refrigerators. They are lost everywhere. When farmers look and see at the crop, they want it to be perfect. The “imperfect” food goes right in the dumpster. A statistic shows that more than 66 million tons of produce worth about $160 billion is wasted by stores and consumers every year which is one-third of all food. The crop that is just thrown away can be fed to cattle or be used for compost. There are a lot of people who are hungry and cannot afford the food. All in all, the food wasted everywhere in the world can be gone to people,animals, and can be used as a…show more content…
There can be numerous positive points for not wasting food which is described throughout the articles. Food is necessary because it helps a person nourish and grow. When all the wasted food goes to the garbage it gets ravaged and gets put in landfills. Even though, you cannot live without food it is not ok to have an excess amount of food. “U.S. throws away half of all food produce” By Suzanne Goldenberg, “How Norway is selling out-of-date food to help tackle waste” By Daniel Boffey and, “Ending world hunger by stopping food waste in the fields” By Bjorn Lomborg all analyze how food waste is not good for anyone or anybody. One may think twice about wasting food as it atrocity that is reducible, not completely
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