Food Diverty: A Global Problem: Food Poverty

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A Global Problem: Food Waste From a global perspective, the world is wasting food at a staggering rate, resulting in the lost potential for feeding the disadvantaged as well as impacting the natural order of wildlife and contributing to climate change. Consequently, through this tragedy the world has the opportunity to find methods of reducing food waste. The world 's annual value of food wasted totals 750 billion dollars. This costly food waste comes in two main factors, waste and loss. Factor one includes food waste by restaurants throwing away uneaten food. Therefore, retail food establishments contributing 43 billion pounds of food wasted annually. Accordingly, annual food waste occurs in a few primary ways. Frequently, blemished foods that consumers do not purchase are simply put in the dumpster. Also, retailers discarding of food that lacks an ideal physical shape. With the delivery of new product the old stock is typically discarded. This is not due to the old stock not being fresh rather to make room on the shelf for the new shipment. Some retailers are afraid to offer dated or old food at a lower price or free. Retailers fear is in the idea that they will lose profits or encourage intentional removal of food as waste for people to use without paying or saving money. Food loss also happens before it gets to retail. The stages of this loss happen at production, post-harvest, and processing. Moreover, production loss occurs when harvestable foods remain

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