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food waste

One of the biggest environmental problems of our lifetime

Earth.org – It’s undeniable that food waste is an issue not just prevalent in the rich, developed nations, but occurring in all parts of the world. But what exactly is food waste and how much food is wasted in the world?
Food waste is food that is intended for human consumption that is wasted and lost, and refers not only to food that consumers don’t finish at restaurants and are thrown out at home, but also raw materials and produce that are lost in the farming stage, harvesting processes, during transportation, and storage.
In the United States, more than 50% of all produce thrown away is done so because it is deemed to be “too ugly” to be sold to consumers, leading to one of the biggest environmental problems we have, food insecurity.