The Effects Of Food Waste

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The growing population of 10 billion people will significantly impact the amount of food waste each year due to food being poorly managed which causes basic needs from being fulfilled. The best viable solution to this concern includes how consumers handle wasted foods. In recent years, the growing population causes foods to be discharged in landfills because they are poorly managed. This occurs mostly in the less developed countries where people don 't have the technology to have proper infrastructure. About 15% of the world’s population don’t have electricity to keep the food cool. This indicates that the foods are perishing sooner than usual, and the foods are going to waste. In more developed regions, food waste also results from consumers…show more content…
Food waste is taking over most of the land on the planet. According to 2013 FAO report, the study analyzed that approximately one-third of the food production finds its way to the trash can. The amount of food going to waste indicates that the trash uses up a decent amount of land. Waste takes up about 1.4 billion hectares of land, which is one-third of the World’s land for agriculture. Landfills occupy a significant amount of land usage, which can cause food to not meet its needs. There will be no land left to do agriculture and produce enough food for the rapid population growth. The food waste taking over land can also influence the limit of settlement. As more people settle to different areas, the lands will begin to fill up and eventually there won’t be land to settle in because food waste is taking over a portion of…show more content…
Water plays a major role in the process of food production. All foods have a footprint that determines the amount of water used to produce that certain food. People are throwing away more food, which can cause an immense the volume of water to decrease. About 30 percent of water is being wasted each time someone throws away a meal. The wastage of water is equivalent to three times the volume of Lake Geneva. In other words, many people won’t have enough to water to drink and grow crops to survive. The basic needs of water and food wouldn’t be available because of the one problem, food waste. Unconsumed waste is one of the largest solid waste in the landfill that contributes to climate change. Wastes that ends up in the landfill releases a significant amount of methane. Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gas emission and it’s worse than carbon dioxide. Food continues to pile up in the landfill creating a remarkable of 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse emission. The methane accelerating impacts climate change and global warming. Climate change can affect the world from wildfires to extreme weathers like hurricanes. These catastrophes negatively impact the ecosystem and destroy homes for millions of organisms. Citizens can lose their homes because of the climate changes due to the greenhouse gas emission released from food waste. Eventually, people aren’t able to meet their basic needs because people don’t have
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